Fentanyl Test Strips – Used by people to test their drugs for the presence of Fentanyl and many of its analogues. Fentanyl is between 50 and 100 times more potent than morphine, and its analogues can be many hundreds of times more potent. Because they so much more potent, and therefore much more addictive, Fentanyl and its analogues have been showing up in all kinds of drugs. Fentanyl could be found in heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, spice/K2, and possibly even be sprayed onto natural marijuana. We ask that if people find fentanyl present in any of their drugs, that they let us know so that we can help spread the info (useful info to ask for: if fentanyl was found in a stamped bag, which stamp; when and where purchased; what drug; have they ever tested a bag/batch from that source before).
Let people know that they should always test the residue of their intended dose, not the dose itself, as the active tip of these strips contains chemicals that should not be consumed. Advise people to prepare their dose as they normally do, and set aside the blunt, stem, syringe, etc. Next, mix the residue from their preparation with a little sterile water, about a capful (the leftover residue in baggies, cookers, etc should be enough to test). Make sure that the residue dissolves in the water. Next, tear open the test strip package along the perforations and remove, holding only the blue side with the little hand icon. Put the tip of the white side in the water, no higher than the blue printed line. Wait until you start to see the water absorbing up the strip, usually about 15 seconds; then place on a flat surface and wait about 2 minutes. Like pregnancy tests or other dip-stick tests, these test strips will show either 1 or 2 red lines for results. Two (2) lines means that fentanyl or an analogue was NOT detected. One (1) line means that fentanyl or a fentanyl analogue is present in the dose.