How to Test MDMA
LEVEL 1 – BASIC EVALUATION
Testing with just one or two spot kits for basic adulterant detection
If you can only purchase one spot kit, we recommend the Marquis Spot Test Kit. This kit is capable of positively identifying MDMA, as well as detecting a wide range of adulterants, such as methylone, MDPV, pentylone, butylone, 2C-E, 2-FMA, ethylone, 2C-B, DXM, methamphetamine, MDAI, IAP, 6-APDB, 6-APB, 6-EAPB, 6-APB succinate, 6-APDB, 5-MAPB, 5-EAPB, 5-APB succinate, 5-APB, MDA, 4-FMA, ETHCATHINONE, 5-APDB, 2-FA, and 2C-I.
On its own, this kit cannot detect the difference between MDMA (“molly”) and MDA (“sass”). However, using it in combination with our Simon’s Spot Test Kit will provide that distinction. The Simon’s Spot Test Kit is available for purchase individually, or with the recommended MDMA package below.
LEVEL 2 – COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION (RECOMMENDED)
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 MDMA 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 Marquis, Mecke, and Simon’s spot kits. Additionally, purchasing the package is more affordable than purchasing each spot kit individually.
Marquis is the base staple for positively identifying MDMA, and detecting a wide range of cutting agents, such as methylone, MDPV, pentylone, butylone, 2C-E, 2-FMA, ethylone, 2C-B, DXM, methamphetamine, MDAI, IAP, 6-APDB, 6-APB, 6-EAPB, 6-APB succinate, 6-APDB, 5-MAPB, 5-EAPB, 5-APB succinate, 5-APB, MDA, 4-FMA, ETHCATHINONE, 5-APDB, 2-FA, and 2C-I.
Mecke also positively identifies MDMA, and checks for many other substances, including cathinones (bath salts), PMA, PMMA, PMEA, 4-MEC, Adderall, 2-FA, 2-FMA, 4-EMC, methamphetamine, a-PVP, methedrone, ethcathinone, ethylone, MDPV, butylone, a-PHP, pentylone, 2C-B, methylone, 4-FMA, 5-APB succinate, 6-APB succinate, 6-EAPB, 5-APDB, 6-APDB, 2C-I, 6-APB, 2C-T-7, 6-APDV, 5-APB, MDAI, MDA, 5-MAPB, 5-EAPB, IAP, 2C-E, and PV8, among others.
Simon’s distinguishes between MDMA (“molly”) and MDA (“sass”) with a bright blue reaction.
Confirming results with a second and third 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.
LEVEL 3 – HIGHEST CERTAINTY EVALUATION
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 MDMA with our separation kits, we recommend the Gemini Separation Package, which includes the Marquis and Mecke reagents. You would need to separately purchase the Simon’s Spot Test Kit to ensure the distinction between MDMA (“molly”) and MDA (“sass”).
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.
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.
INTERESTED IN TESTING FOR PURITY?
Testing with our QTest Purity Test Kits for the concentration of active ingredient in a substance
QTests (or “quantitative tests”) are novel, highly advanced test kits for testing the purity or potency—the concentration of active ingredient—of a substance.
For testing MDMA for purity, we recommend the MDMA QTest Kit. This single-use test kit detects MDMA and its concentration in pill (pressed tablets of any color), powder, and crystalline form. With these test kits, you can determine the number of milligrams of MDMA in an ecstasy tablet, and the percent purity of your crystal or powder MDMA.
WARNING: In the context of these test kits, “purity” refers to the concentration of an active ingredient in a substance. Purity does NOT mean your substance is “clean,” or free from dangerous cutting agents or impurities. Always test your substance using Spot Kits and Fent Strips first, to identify your MDMA and rule out fentanyl, along with other cutting agents. QTests are extremely useful in determining concentration, but they do not identify your substance, or rule out cutting agents.
Note: This kit will react similarly with MDA, 6-APB and 5-MAPB, but it is not accurate with these substances. This kit does not work on liquids.
For comprehensive instructions on how to use our MDMA QTest Kits, please refer to the QTest Basics page.