Designer Stimulant Test
Synthetic stimulants are produced in clandestine labs and sold online or at smoke shops. Designer stimulants are often marketed as "bath salts", "research chemicals", or "plant food" and are labeled “not for human consumption” to circumvent regulation. Additionally, some forms of designer stimulants may be sold as MDMA.
The U.S. Poison Control and National Drug Intelligence have issued health warnings, noting nationwide emergency room visits related to these drugs. A federal ban enacted July 2012 targeted Methylone, MDPV and Mephedrone, three designer drug compounds found in so- called bath salts. This important measure attempted to deter abuse from these dangerous designer drugs but resulted in the production of additional derivatives that were not banned. These new derivatives were subsequently scheduled, but new forms have taken their place.
Features & Benefits
- Detects many illicitly synthesized forms of stimulants sold online and in head shops nationwide
- Identifies active ingredients of many "legal high" products labeled as "bath salts" and "plant food"
- Choose from two test panels: expanded designer stimulant panel or the a smaller panel covering MDPV, Methylone, Mephedrone, and α-PVP
- Performed on GC-MS and/or LC-MS/MS instrumentation, providing definitive synthetic stimulant test results