How to Test Ketamine (Special K)

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.

  1. The primary test for ketamine is the Mandelin test. Which yields a red color if ketamine is present.
  2. The Mecke test is recommended to check for other dissociatives, such as MXE, DXM. Mecke does not change color with pure ketamine.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Ketamine Test Kit »

Ketamine Color Reactions