The testing of suspected drugs by most crime laboratories can take several weeks. Because of this delay, and with the cooperation of Prosecuting Attorneys, many police agencies have now turned to presumptive drug testing kits. If the results of the presumptive drug test indicate an illegal substance, criminal charges may be filed. The substance can then be sent to the crime laboratory for gas chromatography/mass spectrometry confirmation.
Nik® Test Pouches/Kit Refill Pouches consist of a heavy-duty, flexible plastic pouch which contains pre-filled, hermetically sealed glass ampoules held together by a plastic harness as well as a drug loading device. The glass ampoules contain a pre-measured volume of the required chemicals to preform the test.
In order to test an unknown substance, simply slide off the pouch clip and, using the loading device, place a small amount of the unknown substance in the pouch. Break the glass ampules (from left to right). Agitate the solution in the pouch and watch for the color change(s). Next, compare the color(s) of the solution to the color(s) printed on each pouch.
Reagent shelf life is indefinite if stored out of direct sunlight and at room temperature.
Notice: These items can be purchased by law enforcement agencies, government agencies, or crime labs only.