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NCJ Number: 77264 Find in a Library
Title: NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Standard for Color Test Reagents/Kits for Preliminary Identification of Drugs of Abuse
Corporate Author: US Dept of Commerce
National Bureau of Standards
Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Commerce
Washington, DC 20234
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This standard establishes minimum requirements for color test reagent/kits used for identifying drugs that are commonly abused. It provides test methods to determine reagents' compliance with these requirements.
Abstract: The standard applies to field test kits used for preliminary drug identification and does not apply to kits which use thin layer chromatography as the identification procedure nor the kits which identify drugs in body fluids. The standard is an adaptation of NILECJ standard 0604.00 for chemical spot test kits. It is concerned with single reagents (or reagent combinations) and provides definitions of centroid color charts and final color. In addition, it provides standard requirements regarding user information and data on labeling, workmanship, safe-disposal materials, and color samples, as well as data on test color and sensitivity and drug detection limit. A section on test methods covers general test conditions, test color, and sensitivity determination. A list of 11 reagents and a table providing final colors produced by these reagents with various drugs and other substances are appended.
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug detection; Field drug analysis; Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory
Note: Technology Assessment Program, NIJ Standard-0605.00.
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