When we are stressed we tend to appease ourselves by having fun, going out, or simply by doing enjoying things that will help us relax. For some, when there are factors of very stressful happenings in their life they try things for the first time even without knowing what potential harm it may bring to them. Some abuse drugs such as heroine, marijuana or alcohol. Drug addiction is also called as substance use disorder—this is when one overuses or overdoses with drugs. They are then called drug addicts since they are now dependent with the drugs—causing them to get high, give them happy times and a changed behavior. To spot test a certain drug or substance Marquis reagent can be used.
This is a presumptive test that helps identify substances or compounds. This is created with a mixture of concentrated sulphuric acid and formaldehyde. Let’s now learn how to use a marquis reagent test kit.
1. Open the kit, you will either see a testing tube or a white ceramic plate. After that, get a tad bit of the substance that you want to test and then leave it there.
2. With the bottle of the marquis reagent you can drop some in the ceramic plate or testing tube.
3. Wait for the change of color as this will define what substance that mixture has.
4. Seek the chart in the kit that wil be your guide to know the corresponding color equivalency. You can find more details on marquis reagent on the site wim scilabs.
There are other types of reagents.
-Mecke reagent used for testing for ecstasy, cocaine heroine and amphetamines while Ehrlich reagent is used to identify the tryptamine family of substances.
When in doubt of using something the first time it would be helpful to use a marquis reagent test kit to identify what substance is present.