ID-Test: synthetic cathinones (mephedrone, MDPV..) identification test

Synthetic Cathinones substance identification test

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To identify synthetic cathinones (mephedrone, MDPV, methylone, 3-MMC, 4-MEC, etc.) on powders and tablets. A few milligrams are enough. A yellow color indicates the presence of mephedrone, khaki green for MDPV and orange for methylone.

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The NarcoCheck® ID-Test® Synthetic Cathinones is used for the identification of synthetic cathinones, such as mephedrone, MDPV, methylone, butylone, 3-MMC, 4-MEC, etc. Very simple to use, this test is based on a wet chemical reaction.

Simply add a small amount of the substance to be identified, and the granules in the ampoule will change color. Then compare the color of the ampoule with the colorimetric chart included in the instructions.


Before running the test, the ampoule is completely transparent..

After running the test:

  • If the ampoule turns to YELLOWthe substance is mephedrone, de pentedrone, de buphedrone ou de naphyrone
  • If the ampoule turns to ORANGE/REDthe substance is 3-MMC, 4-MEC or 4MemABP
  • If the ampoule turns to GREEN KHAKIthe substance is MDPV.
  • If the ampoule turns to RED/BROWNthe substance is methylone (bk-MDMA).
  • If the ampoule turns to BROWNthe substance is 3,4-DMMC.
  • If the ampoule does not change color, or if they take another color, the test sample does not contain any of these substances.


The test is provided with a color chart to identify exactly the color showing the presence of synthetic cathinones.

Color chart ID-Test identification synthetic cathinones (mephedrone, methylone...)



ID-Test drug identification test (forensic)


Benefits of the ID-Test® Synthetic Cathinones:

  • 100% legal in any country. It is a simple screening test.
  • Safe and easy to use.
  • Results in just few seconds.
  • Economical and very reliable.
  • No risk to the environment.
  • No acid neutralization required (bulb can be thrown away).
  • Long shelf life: up to 3 years.


The ID-Test® Synthetic Cathinones package contains:

  • An ampoule containing the chemical identification reagent
  • A sampling spatula
  • A colored multilanguage leaflet
  • A zip bag to throw the used test in the trash can



The d'ID-Tests are available in 2 different packagings :

Tube of 1 test

The test is packaged in a single tube, with its instructions for use.

Box of 10 tests.

10 tests are packaged in the same box with instructions. Even more economical!


Important : The results of these tests are purely indicative. To be sure of the composition of the cannabis sample and the exact concentrations of synthetic cathinones, it must be analyzed by an analytical reference method such as GC/MS and/or HPLC-MS /MS.

Data sheet

Test typeIdentification of unknown substance
Results inLess than a minute