How to Test Methamphetamine
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 methamphetamine / amphetamine, and detecting a wide range of cutting agents, such as various cathinones (bath salts), 2-FMA, 4-FMA, and 2-FA, among others.
On its own, this kit cannot detect the difference between amphetamine and methamphetamine. 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 amphetamine 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 Meth / Amphetamine 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 methamphetamine / amphetamine, and detecting a wide range of cutting agents.
Mecke can detect cathinones (bath salts), 4F-aPVP, Adderall, 2-FA, 2-FMA, a-PVP, a-PHP, a-PVT, 4-FMA, and other adulterants.
Simon’s distinguishes between amphetamine and methamphetamine.
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 methamphetamine 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 meth and amphetamine.
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.