The Peaceful Pill eHandbook Commercial Quantitative Testing
The ‘gold standard’ test for the purity of a sample of sodium pentobarbital is by Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS). The equipment needed to carry out these tests is expensive and requires skilled operators. The process also requires a pure sample of the substance being tested so that comparisons can be made.
The problem of finding laboratory services prepared to test the purity of ‘illegal’ drugs has long been a challenge for those using recreational party drugs from questionable sources. It is well established that drug-testing of this nature promotes safer drug-taking - within a framework of ‘harm minimisation’ .