Need to test outside of our normal operation?
Getting a substance tested
The Loop doesn’t currently offer a permanent testing service to the general public. Details of our testing services are announced on our Twitter account as soon as possible after everything is agreed.
Outside of our periodic public testing, WEDINOS offers a postal testing service. Results are published online after samples are delivered and analysed. WEDINOS is not able to receive samples of substances which you suspect to be illegal and does not give purity readings. Energy Control and EcstasyData also offer lab testing services. Energy Control gives percentage purity where possible and costs €70 EUR.
Full lab testing is the minimum requirement for pharmaceuticals (like Xanax and Valium) and cannabis products (including CBD oil).
Some basic testing can be done at home with “reagent tests” to get an instant test result. The bottles contain a liquid which changes colour depending on the substance it is exposed to. Releasing one drop onto your substance allows you to immediately determine if the substance is different to the one you expected. The Loop uses this as one of its secondary test methods and obtains its reagents from Reagent Tests UK. Reagent Tests UK is also able to answer questions about testing and substance identification.
As always, the safest way to take drugs is not to consume them at all, and even pure drugs carry a significant risk. If you are going to consume drugs then it's absolutely essential that you've done some research to understand the risks you might be exposed to, and what you can do to mitigate those risks. You should look for comprehensive guides that have been written to be published - asking questions to friends or social media groups will often result in people answering your questions but forgetting to mention important facts that you haven't asked about.
Some good resources are: