Controlled Substances Identification (Drug ID)

"Forensic Chemistry" in the broadest sense refers to any analytical procedure performed utilizing traditional chemical principals and instrumentation in a forensic manner.

In Criminalistics, NMS Labs’ staff performs the identification and quantification of controlled substances, pharmaceutical preparations, and unknown substances. This testing is performed in a forensic manner utilizing two separate and distinct technologies whenever possible. NMS Labs has an extensive menu of methods that can be used in these forensic investigations including: HPLC, GC/MS, ICP/MS, FTIR, LC/MS and colorimetry.

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For a complete list of Criminalistics Services offered by NMS Labs, click here.

Contact NMS Labs to help with:

  • Identification of controlled substances that will withstand scrutiny through the legal system for both prosecution and defense
  • Identification of novel psychoactive substances including synthetic cannabinoids (e.g. K2, Spice) and synthetic stimulants (e.g. "bath salts" or "plant food").
  • Identification of poisons, drugs, and environmental toxins in food, beverages, pharmaceutical preparations, and other consumer goods, such as TBA and TBP in commercial products (wood, wine, card, fiber, pills, etc.).
  • Identification of general unknowns.
  • Quality assurance projects to confirm accuracy of manufacturing processes
  • Backlog assistance (NMS Labs has helped with controlled substance backlog reduction projects for several state crime labs)

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Prescription and Over-The-Counter Drugs Acetaminophen Acetophenone Acetylcodeine Alfentanil Alphaprodine Alphenal Alprazolam Amantadine Aminopyrine Aminorex Amitriptyline Amobarbital Amoxapine Anileridine Benzamphetamine Benzocaine Benztropine Bromazepam Brompheniramine Bupivacaine Buprenorphine Buspirone Butabarbital Butalbital Butorphanol Caffeine Carbamazepine Carbinoxamine Carisoprodol Celecoxib Chlorazepate/Nordiazepam Chlorcyclizine Chlordiazepoxide Chlorpheniramine Chlorpromazine Chlorpropamide Citalopram/Escitalopram Clobazam Clomipramine Clonazepam Clonidine Codeine Cotinine Cyclizine Cyclobenzaprine Cyproheptadine Desipramine Desloratadine/Loratadine Dextromethorphan/Levomethorphan Diazepam Diclofenac Dicyclomine Diethylpropion Dihydrocodeine Diltiazem Diphenhydramine/Dimenhydrinate Diphenoxylate Disopyramide Doxepin Doxylamine Ephedrine/Pseudoephedrine Eserine Estazolam Ethchlorvynol Ethinamate Ethotoin Ethylmorphine Ethyl Salicylate Fenfluramine Fentanyl Flunisolide Fluoxetine Fluoxymesterone Fluphenazine Flurazepam Gabapentin Glutethimide Griseofulvin Guaifenesin Halazepam Haloperidol Hydralazine Hydrocodone Hydromorphone Hydroxyzine Ibuprofen Imipramine Isradipine Ketoprofen Lamotrigine Levorphanol Lidocaine Loratadine/Desloratadine Lorazepam Loxapine Maprotiline Mazindol Meclizine Medazepam Melatonin Meperidine Mephentermine Mephobarbital Mepivacaine Meprobamate Mesantoin Mesterolone Metaxalone Methandriol Methandrostenolone Metharbital Methohexital Methyl Salicylate Methylephedrine Methylphenidate Methylprednisolone Methylprylon Metoclopramide Metronidazole Midazolam Milnacipran Minoxidil Mirtazapine Molindone Nabumetone Nalbuphine Nalorphine Naloxone Naltrexone Naproxen Nicotinamide Nifedipine Nitrazepam Norethandrolone Nortriptyline Noscapine Olanzapine Oxandrolone Oxazepam Oxycodone Oxymorphone Papaverine Pargyline Paroxetine Pentazocine Pentobarbital Pergolide Perphenazine Phenacetin Phendimetrazine Phenmetrazine Phenobarbital Phentermine Phenylbutazone Phenylpropanolamine Phenytoin Prasterone Prazepam Praziquantel Prednisone Primidone Procainamide Procaine Prochlorperazine Progesterone Promazine Promethazine Propofol Propoxur Propoxyphene Propranolol Protriptyline Pseudoephedrine/Ephedrine Pyribenzamine Pyrilamine Quetiapine Quinine/Quinidine Ropivacaine Salicylamide Salicylic Acid Secobarbital Selegiline Sertraline Sibutramine Spironolactone Sufentanyl Sulfamethoxazole Sulfanilamide Tapentadol Temazepam Terazosin Testosterone Tetracaine Thebaine Theobromine Theophylline Thiopental Thioridazine Tocainide Tramadol Trazodone Trenbolone Triazolam Trifluoperazine Trihexyphenidyl Trimethobenzamide Trimipramine Tripelennamine Triprolidine Valproic Acid Venlafaxine Verapamil Vitamin E Xylazine Yohimbine Zaleplon Zolpidem Zonisamide Zopiclone/Eszopiclone Drugs of Abuse 1-(3-Chlorophenyl) piperazine (mCPP) 1-(3-Trifluoromethylphenyl) piperazine (TFMPP) 1-Benzylpiperazine (BZP) 2,5-Dimethoxy-4(n)-propylthiophenethylamine (2C-T-7) 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-chloroamphetamine (DOC) 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-iodophenethylamine (2C-I) 3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) 3,4-Methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA) 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) 4-Bromo-2,5-Dimethoxyphenethylamine (2C-B) 4-Fluoroamphetamine (4-FA) 4-Fluoromethcathinone (4-FMC) 4-Methylaminorex 4-Methylmethcathinone (Mephedone) 4-Methyl-N-ethylcathinone (4-MEC) 5,6-Methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane (MDAI) 5-Methoxy-alpha-methyltryptamine (5-MeO-AMT) 5-Methoxy-N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) 5-Methoxy-N,N-Diisopropyltryptamine (5-MeO-DIPT) 6-Monoacetylmorphine 8-Bromo-2,3,6,7-benzo-dihydro-difuran-ethylamine (2-CB-fly) 8-Bromo-benzodifuranyl-isopropylamine (bromo-dragon fly) Alpha-methyltryptamine (AMT) Amphetamine Benzodioxyolybutanamine (BDB) Bufotenine (5-OH-DMT) Butylone (bk-MBDB) Cannabidiol Cannabinol Cantharidin Cathinone Cocaine Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) Ethylone Flunitrazepam Heroin Ibogaine Ketamine Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) Mescaline Methadone Methamphetamine Methaqualone Methcathinone Methedrone (bk-PMMA) Methylbenzodioxolylbutanamine (MBDB) Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) Methylone (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylcathinone) Mitragynine Morphine N,N-Diallyl-5-methoxytryptamine (5-meo-DALT) N,N-Diethyltryptamine (DET) N,N-Dimethylamphetamine (DMA) Naphyrone (naphthylpyrovalerone) N-Ethylamphetamine N-Hydroxy-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDOH) para-Chlorophenylpiperazine (pCPP) Pentylone (bk-MBDP) Phenazepam Phencyclidine p-Methoxyamphetamine (PMA) Psilocin/Psilocybin Salvinorin A Thujone Other Phenylacetone and Alkaloids Atropine/Hyoscyamine Nicotine Scopolamine Strychnine

NMS Labs is the only independent forensic facility in the nation to be certified by both the ABFT (American Board of Forensic Toxicology) and ANAB-ASCLD/LAB-International (ANSI/ASQ National Accreditation Board-American Society of Crime Lab Directors/Lab Accreditation Board ISO 17025). ISO 17025 accreditation covers the disciplines of Toxicology, DNA, serology and controlled substances. We diligently maintain and exceed the high standards set by these organizations, so that you can have the utmost confidence in your testing results.