Ketamine can come in powder, crystal or liquid form, and can’t be identified by just looking at it. We recommend testing ketamine with four tests.
- The primary test for ketamine is the Mandelin test. Which yields a red color if ketamine is present.
- The Mecke test is recommended to check for other dissociatives, such as MXE, DXM. Mecke does not change color with pure ketamine.
- The Froehde test is useful as a test for adulterants such as MXP, 4-MeO-PCP, 3-HO-PCE and others. Froehde does not change color with pure ketamine.
- Finally, the Liebermann test is a good double check for ketamine, and can check for 2-MeO-ketamine (an analog of ketamine). Liebermann is also useful to rule out DXM, 3-HO-PCE, and other adulterants.
We provide a ketamine test kit package with all four tests.