How To Test Ketamine

SKYLAB Separation Test Kits

How to Test Ketamine

Testing with just one or two spot kits for basic adulterant detection

If you can only purchase one spot kit, we recommend the Mecke Spot Test Kit. This kit is capable of detecting a wide range of cutting agents, such as MXP, MXE, 3-MeO-PCP, and 3-MeO-PCE, among others. However, on its own, this kit cannot positively identify Ketamine.

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Testing with our recommended, substance-specific packages for a thorough evaluation 

For comprehensive, accurate drug identification, as well as detection of cutting agents, we recommend our Ketamine Spot Kit Package. In comparison to using just one spot kit, this package provides much more certainty when verifying a substance’s contents. It includes the Mecke, Liebermann, Froehde, and Mandelin spot kits. Additionally, purchasing the package is more affordable than purchasing each spot kit individually. 

Mecke is the base staple for detecting a wide range of cutting agents in ketamine, such as MXP, MXE, 3-MeO-PCP, and 3-MeO-PCE, among others. 

Froehde screens for adulterants, such as ephenidine, 2f-ketamine, MXE, N-ethyl-ketamine, 3-MeO-PCE, 3-MeO-PCP, and MXP, among others. 

Liebermann and Mandelin both positively identify ketamine, as well as check for adulterants, including ephenidine, 2f-ketamine, MXE, N-ethyl-ketamine, 3-MeO-PCE, 3-MeO-PCP, and MXP, among others. 

Confirming results with a third and fourth test kit is highly recommended, because it provides more accuracy when verifying a substance’s contents, and can even reveal the presence of otherwise hidden adulterants.

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Testing with our Skylab Separation Kit package for the most reliable results available without sending your sample to a laboratory

Our Skylab Separation Kits have the ability to separate mixed substances—allowing you to identify each different component of the mixture individually. A significant advantage of these kits is that they provide an approximate sense of how much of each substance is present—a feature otherwise only possible using full laboratory analysis

For testing ketamine with our separation kits, we recommend the Juno Separation Package, which includes the Mecke, Liebermann, and Froedhe reagents. You would need to separately purchase the Mandelin Spot Test Kit to have the greatest certainty when testing your substance. 

Alternatively, you could purchase the Curiosity (Pro Level) Separation Package, which includes all of the necessary spot kits, along with every other reagent available on our site—perfect for versatile testing in the future.

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For more information detailing the differences in our test kits, as well as instructions for how to use them, please visit the “Our Types of Test Kits” page. For comprehensive instructions on how to use our Skylab Separation Test Kits, please refer to the “Skylab Separation Test Kit Basics” page.