Chapter 28. Lab VII-1 Presumptive Drug Testing

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The FK01 Forensic Science kit for this book, available from, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Hydrochloric acid

  • Mandelin reagent

  • Marquis reagent

  • Pipettes

  • Scott reagent

  • Spot plate, 12-well

  • Stirring rod

  • Specimen: acetaminophen

  • Specimen: aspirin

  • Specimen: chlorpheniramine

  • Specimen: diphenhydramine

  • Specimen: ibuprofen

  • Specimen: poppy seeds

  • Specimen: two questioned (see text)

Materials you Provide

  • Gloves

  • Salt, table (use as known specimen)

  • Specimens: drug (optional; see text)

  • Toothpicks (flat)

  • Watch, clock, or other timer


Perform this lab session only in a well-ventilated ...

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