Drug test kits on the market have received bad press recently because of their high rate of false positives, leading to wrongful arrests. Yet these colorimetric kits are often used by law enforcement to presumptively identify heroin, fentanyl and other drugs, like cocaine and methamphetamine. None of these drug test kits currently can reliably detect and differentiate heroin and fentanyl, and, they require relatively large amounts of the drugs to get a reaction – more than enough to cause an accidental overdose.
The new Fen-Her™ test from Field Forensics overcomes all of these problems. Though still considered a presumptive test, Fen-Her™ includes two analytical techniques which combined create a test with greater strength. False positives are reduced and largely eliminated, heroin and fentanyl are clearly differentiated, and the amount of drug required to conduct the test is far less than a microgram, which means that officers might be able to sample the contents of a bag without even opening it. Fen-Her™ is small, fits in a shirt pocket, has a long shelf-life and is offered by a company that has been developing test kits used by special forces and elite counter-terrorism units around the world.
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