The Science of Substance ID

In most cases, identification of an unknown substances are usually chemical in nature.  The other type of substance is microbial such as fungus, bacteria, and viruses.  A substance can be as simple as a table salt that has a chemical formula of NaCl, or Sodium Chloride or a more complex chemical compound such as Testosterone a hormone with a chemical formula of C19H28O2.   As simple or as complex the substances that need to be identified, at Toxassociates, Inc. we have develop many methods to properly identify the unknown compounds.


To make things more simple, we have grouped the chemical compounds by categorizing them based on their effects, toxicity, etc.  For example, aspirin and acetaminophen are both drugs, therefore, they belong in the category of Drugs.  A carbon monooxide and cyanide are both poisonous compounds, and belong to the category of Poisonous Compounds, and so on.




Categories of Substance Identification



1. Testing Categories and Pricing


Again, a substance identification is a type of testing to find out what type of substance(s) that's in a food, drink, a pill, a solid or liquid materials, and much more.  There are several options to determine what your sample may contain.  Select one or more from the list below.  Please contact us if you have any questions, or need assistance with doing a substance identification testing.


All Prices are Per One Sample

a. Option 1 - Comprehensive Drug Analysis

Price  $525.00

This will tests for over the counter drugs such as aspirin, tylenol, others, prescribed drugs such as Amitriptyline, Prozac, etc., and Illicit drugs such as Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, etc..  Over 150 drugs will be tested.

b. Option 2 - Steroid Analysis


Price  $455.00

If you suspect that the pill, or whatever material you might have is a steroid, then this would be the ideal choice for confirming your suspicions.

c. Option 3 - Synthetic Cannabinoids Analysis


Price  $575.00


These are Synthetic Cannabinoids or Marijuana that are created in a laboratory, as compared to the more natural marijuana from plants (Cannabis sativa).

d. Option 4 - Poisonous Compounds


Price  $475.00

This will tests for common household chemicals such as bleach, rat poisoning (Warfarin), Cyanide, Antifreeze, etc.

e. Option 5.  Drug Verification - Individual Drug (e.g. Viagra, Claritin, Clonidine, etc.; most common drugs only), Anabolic, or Corticosteroids.
Known.  You must indicate the type of drug.

See Drug Analysis List or Steroid List for compound(s) that we can test.

This is ideal for testing a drug that is questionable, because it has little or no effect, or it maybe that it is not correct drug, usually purchased on an online pharmacy or other non reputable pharmacy outlets, or possibly a drug from a bad batch from a reputable pharmaceutical company.


a. For Qualitative Analysis (Identification ONLY - Positive or Negative Results)


Price  $175.00

 b. For Quantitative Analysis - This will give you a the identity and the value in percentage or concentration of the drug(s).


Price  $285.00



Price  $125.00

Fabric Analysis for Semen; Infidelity/Suspected Rape

Suspect infidelity from your lover or your partner, ease your worry and get it analyze for the absence or presence of semen in a fabric (i.e. pants, shirts, underwear, etc.).  This is also ideal in a suspected rape case.

Price  $485.00

We will attempt to detect the substances to the best of our capabilities and expertise. Please provide us with as much information as you can about the substance that requires identification. This will help us tremendously by running the appropriate method to properly identify the substance. However, if the information about the substance is unavailable, we will proceed with the task using our best abilities and knowledge to accomplish our goal.

2. Submitting Your Samples for Testing

Please click on How to submit your sample for testing.