|Marquis:The Marquis Test is a reagent field test conducted by placing a drop of reagent liquid onto a small sample of the material being tested. The chemicals in the reagent react differently with different chemicals, turning a variety of colors based on the what is in the material being tested.||Black / Purple|
|Mecke:As with the Marquis Test, The Mecke Test is a reagent field test conducted by placing a drop of liquid reagent onto a sample of the material in question. Mecke reagent is primarily used for the identification of heroin and other opiates.||Green to Purple|
|GC/MS:The GC/MS Lab Test|
|Test Date:||Mar 01, 2002|
|Pub. Date:||Mar 01, 2002|
|Src Location:||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Submitter Loc:||Salt Lake City, UT
|Size:||304 mg, 8.00 x 5.00|
|Data Source:||DrugsData (EcstasyData)|
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The Marquis and Mecke tests showed the same results on the second test. A Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) also showed only Caffeine. But when a more concentrated GC/MS was run, looking for the presence of small amounts of other substances, MDA appeared.
The explanation for why this didn't show up in the first testing results is that, because the MDA is only present at 1/30th the quantities of the Caffeine, the MDA peak on the GC/MS results was so small as to be indistinguishable from background noise (Relative peak sizes show relative quantities of substances).
Given that the tablet weighs 300 mg total, allowing for some binders, and taking the word of the lab that there was 'a lot of caffeine in these tablets'...we can make a very very rough guess that the quantities of chemicals found in this tablet are something like 5-8 mg of MDA and 150-250 mg of caffeine. Again, these numbers are guesses.
We know that there have been reports of strong reactions to tablets bearing this imprint, including long duration, vomiting, muscle spasms, and hallucinations. Some of these are easily attributable to a large dose of caffeine. But as always, it is possible that other tablets with this same imprint contain something else.
During the same testing period, we received two additional tablets showing similar results. One with Caffeine/MDA and one with Caffeine/MDMA. All three can be viewed together HERE.