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Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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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 http://www.thehomescientist.com, 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

Warning

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

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