How to Test DMT (The Spirit Molecule)

DMT can’t be identified reliably with the naked eye. We recommend testing with at least 2 tests when testing DMT. Proper testing is a multi-step process, which helps reduce the chances of false positives, and screen for substances mis-sold as DMT.

  1. The primary test for DMT is the Hofmann test. It yields a yellow color if DMT is present.
  2. We also recommend the Mecke test, as a secondary test for DMT. Mecke also detects 5-MeO-DMT, 4-HO-MiPT, DPT, and 4-HO-MET.

We’ve put together a DMT test kit package for your convenience.

DMT Test Kit »

If you’d like to go the extra mile, use the Ehrlich and Marquis tests, which turn purple and orange respectively with DMT.

Lastly, the Froehde test doesn’t react with DMT, so if you get a color change with Froehde, your sample definitely isn’t pure DMT.

DMT Color Reactions