ID Kit: Identify heroin and other opioids quickly and reliably

With ID Kit, drug testing for heroin and other opioids in street samples takes just a few minutes.

Determination of Heroin in Street Drug Samples

Printable Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (P-SERS)

Identify heroin and opioids quickly and reliably

Metrohm’s ID Kit, a test for the presence of opioids, was used with Mira DS handheld Raman analyzer to successfully detect heroin in 18 crude street heroin samples.

Detection of heroin with ID Kit was accomplished easily and very quickly, with minimal sample clean-up. Solvent studies were also implemented to determine the optimal solvent for crude sample extraction, with results included in the White Paper below.

This testing utilizes surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with Metrohm’s Mira DS analyzer and is superior to other methods, e.g., colorimetric tests, in terms of speed, accuracy, and handling.


A local forensic laboratory provided 18 samples of crude street heroin. The presence of heroin in each of the samples was previously confirmed with GC/MS. Each sample was light brown and powder or crystalline in form and ranged from 1–5 mg by weight.

Read our White Paper to learn more about the ID Kit:

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