• The Importance of Testing • Taking a Sample for Testing • Types of Tests (Qualitative v. Quantitative) • Home Qualitative testing - Exit Spot Test • Commercial Quantitative Testing • Infrared Spectroscopic Testing using the SCiO Sensor • Home Quantitative testing - the ‘Max Bromson Triple Test’ • Additional Home Tests • Storage & Shelf Life of Powder/Liquid • Note about Nembutal capsules, tablets and long term storage
The Importance of Testing
Barbiturate drug-testing is important. No one wants a failed attempt. The emotional cost of having made this most difficult of decisions, and having said good-bye to loved ones, should not be exacerbated by further worry that the drug may fail.
The decision to die is not one that anyone wants to take risks with. The principal of harm minimization (i.e. ensuring that the substance is what it says it is and minimizing the risk of ‘something going wrong’) is paramount.
While some will prefer to test their drugs themselves, others will want the ‘gold standard’ provided by a commercial laboratory. Either way, the testing the purity of internet pentobarbital powder is advised. Testing liquid samples is less important (because they are packaged in a sterile, tamper-proof bottle), but makes sense if the drug has been kept for a long time period..