INFORMATION ON TEST HANDLING AND USE
How to use single-use test?
GET ALL TOOLS
Get your sample, reagent ampoule, a sharp tool / scoop and paper towels.
PREPARE SAMPLE, ABOUT THIS BIG -> ●
If testing a pill, powder or crystal, crush it finely. If testing a liquid, dry one drop on paper or clean ceramic surface. A bigger sample can cause a stronger reaction. You need a new sample for each test.
ADD PREPARED SAMPLE TO REAGENT
Break open glass ampoule by gently pushing bottom of plastic cap outwards with your thumb pointing down. Do not crush the glass ampoule, after a few soft pushes and 10-20 seconds of trying the ampoule head will snap off without any effort. Using included plastic spatula add prepared small (●) sample inside opened glass ampoule.
OBSERVE FOR UP TO 3 MINUTES
Disregard any color change after 3 minutes. Do not overinterpret your results, consider that color change reaction is always fastest and most vivid in the part where biggest surface of reagent touches sample, compared to its edges. Over time reaction will degrade due to air contact. Take photos.
Compare color change with instructions. Reagents can indicate PRESENCE, but not QUANTITY. Adulterants can be detected with reagents only if they cause a darker color change than the expected substance.
Close used items inside plastic tube and dispose safely.
How to interpret test results?
Compare the colour change. Compare the result with the instructions you received in the test package. Reagents can only indicate if it is the substance you are testing, not the PURITY or QUANTITY. Only a darker colour can indicate the amount of a substance.
What are the expiry dates and storage requirements?
We advise storing the tests in a dark and cool environment. If you have a test reserved for future use, refrigerating it is recommended to preserve the reagent's properties (ensure the test returns to room temperature before usage). A properly stored test typically maintains its effectiveness for approximately 12 months.