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Spectrometer (or other) for identifying pills?
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Has anyone tried a consumer grade spectrometer for identifying pill composition, or have any knowledge in that field?

The reason I ask is because I'm extremely dubious that the pills that were sent to me are what they claim to be.  I've questioned the vendor and, while quick to respond, he or she has made far too many weird and suspect statements.  They include things like:

- I believe the ___ to be the real thing
- I've tested these myself and I can assure you they are indeed ___
- It may take time for your body to adjust to different brands of the same medication
- The large size of the pill is what's causing your upset stomach.  (pill in question is notorious for opposite effect)

I know what the real thing feels like, having had a valid US prescription last year.  This is not it.

He'd be better off not saying anything at all because these are ridiculous statements coming from someone who has these available to purchase by the thousands.  I feel like if he had full transparency and confidence in the product he would have much better assurances than that.

So anyway, I'd like to take control of the situation and have them tested myself, or purchase a device than can do it.  There are a couple reasonably priced spectrometer devices that pair with your phone that claim to be able to identify pills.  Or do you think I'd be be better off with a chemical testing kit of some kind?  Item in question is per-cassette. Smile

Looking to you fine people for guidance.  Thank you.
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#2
Are there any consumer-priced spectrometers that have been proven to work? I've only read reports of devices that turned out to be completely useless.

Your best best is probably a chemical reagent testing kit. They won't tell you the exact chemical, but at least you'll know if what you got is legit.

http://www.safetest4.co.uk/
testsure.com/reagent-drug-test-kits/

By the way, did you buy these items from one of the vendors in our forum?
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(02-09-2018, 10:39 PM)invisiblejungle Wrote: Are there any consumer-priced spectrometers that have been proven to work? I've only read reports of devices that turned out to be completely useless.

Your best best is probably a chemical reagent testing kit. They won't tell you the exact chemical, but at least you'll know if what you got is legit.

http://www.safetest4.co.uk/
testsure.com/reagent-drug-test-kits/

By the way, did you buy these items from one of the vendors in our forum?

Thanks I think I'll try that test kit.  I've seen a few spectrometers around $300 but I think a problem might be that each drug would need to have a profile created for it first and the one company that I've contacted so far only has 2 drugs profiled right now which I find pretty comical. 

And I did mean to mention earlier that this was not one of the forum vendors.  It is in the black/questionable list, TDRX when abbreviated.  To tell you the truth I'm not even sure how I found that site but it was before I became a member here.  I did just receive some product from another vendor with a good rep here and I can already tell that I got what I paid for with them.
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#4
If the Reagent kit shows that it is say a Benzo then if you feel comfortable about it then take it. Then go to online lab tests and order a UDM with confirmation and it will tell you exactly what it is.
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(02-11-2018, 04:30 PM)Caver Wrote: If the Reagent kit shows that it is say a Benzo then if you feel comfortable about it then take it. Then go to online lab tests and order a UDM with confirmation and it will tell you exactly what it is.

Well shoot, I hit a bit of a roadblock.  I went to purchase a kit but they don't actually ship to the US.  Do you know of any other similar test kits I might be able to buy?

Duh.... eb@y! More expensive but at least it will get here sooner.
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(02-13-2018, 07:57 PM)Zobra Wrote:
(02-11-2018, 04:30 PM)Caver Wrote: If the Reagent kit shows that it is say a Benzo then if you feel comfortable about it then take it. Then go to online lab tests and order a UDM with confirmation and it will tell you exactly what it is.

Well shoot, I hit a bit of a roadblock.  I went to purchase a kit but they don't actually ship to the US.  Do you know of any other similar test kits I might be able to buy?

Duh.... eb@y!  More expensive but at least it will get here sooner.

The second link is a US company:
testsure.com/reagent-drug-test-kits/
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