A Quantitative test will also show if a sample has been contaminated in some way. If this is the case, the sample in question may need to be discarded (or the dose increased to compensate for the deterioration or adulteration).
Quantitative testing of a sample that has been stored for many years (or is from an uncertain source) is useful for peace of mind.
The Qualitative ‘Spot’ Test
The Exit Spot Test Kit is a quick screening test that can be quickly undertaken to establish that Nembutal powder from China or liquid Nembutal from countries such as Peru or Mexico is, in fact, Nembutal.
The test can be done at home and as stated previously, only a very small sample is needed for the test (~0.1gm of powder, or 0.1ml of veterinary liquid). The Exit Qualitative Test Kit contains a sealed dip-card cassette and 0.5ml hypodermic syringe.
For veterinary liquid Nembutal, the steps are as follows:
1. Use the syringe provided to remove a small sample from the bottle of liquid to be tested using the method shown in the videos ‘Testing Nembutal - Obtaining the Sample’.
2. Remove the Nembutal test cassette from its foil and remove the plastic cap to expose the absorbent tip. Saturate the absorbent tip of the dip-card with the veterinary liquid you have removed with the syringe, and replace the plastic cap.
3. At ~5 minutes, read the results of the test off the dip-card. After 10 minutes the results cannot be relied upon.