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"Club Drugs/Date Rape Drugs" Non-Forensic
Analysis and Information

     Alcohol and tobacco are still the most commonly used drugs in nightclub settings. However, other drugs or "Club Drugs" use have increase over the past two years. These include drugs of Ecstasy (MDA, MDMA), Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), Gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB), Ketamine, and Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD). These drugs are not only popular in parties, nightclubs, events, etc. among various types of people including teenagers, college students, and others but also these drugs have seen its use as a "date rape" drug. The following are description on some of the most common "Club Drugs" that are consumed in high quantities today.  SERUM AND URINE ONLY SPECIMENS

Analyte Specimen Requirements Analysis Type Method Fee
"Club Drug" or "Date Rape" Drung Analysis (Ecstasy, Ketamine, GHB, Flunitrazepam, LSD 10 ml min urine, or 2.0 ml serum or plasma Qualitative (Negative or Positive only) GC, GC/MS $315.00
Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), Methylenedioxymethamphetamine
10 ml urine, or 2.0 ml serum or plasma Quantitative GC, GC/MS $235.00
Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol) 10 ml urine, or 2.0 ml serum or plasma Quantitative GC, GC/MS $245.00
Gammanydroxybutyrate (GHB) 10 ml urine, or 2.0 ml serum or plasma Quantitative GC, GC/MS $275.00
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) 10 ml urine, or 2.0 ml serum or plasma Quantitative GC, GC/MS $225.00

For Hair Analysis of "Date Rape" Drug, click on Hair analysis for drugs.


Ecstasy or MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a stimulant that combines the properties of methamphetamine or "speed" with mind-altering or hallucinogenic properties. Considered the most commonly used designer drug, Ecstasy is a close derivative of methamphetamine and can be described as a hallucinogenic stimulant. Designer drugs are illicit variations of other drugs. Because of many different recipes used to manufacture Ecstasy, deaths have been caused by some other substances inadvertently created during production, such as PMA (paramethamphetamine). Ecstasy is illegal, and is classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance. Known on the street as Adam, X-TC, Clarity, Essence, Stacy, Loverís Speed, Eve, etc., Ecstasy is most often found in tablet, capsule, or powder form and is usually consumed orally, although it can also be injected. Ecstasy is sometimes packaged in capsules or generic tablets to imitate prescription drugs with the average dose costing anywhere from $7 to $30 per pill. Ecstasy can be combined with methadone, LSD, opiates such as heroin or Fentanyl, or strong anesthetics such as Ketamine.


An Ecstasy high can last from six to 24 hours, with the average "trip" lasting only about three to four hours. At moderate doses, Ecstasy is reported to cause euphoria, feelings of well-being, enhanced mental or emotional clarity, anxiety, or paranoia. Heavier doses can cause hallucinations, sensations of lightness and floating, depression, paranoid thinking, and violent, irrational behavior.

Physical reactions can include the following symptoms: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, increased heart rate and blood pressure, muscle tension, faintness, chills, sweating, tremors, reduced appetite, insomnia, convulsions, and a loss of control over voluntary body movements. Some reactions have been reported to persist from one to 14 days after taking Ecstasy. Individuals who are pregnant, have a heart condition, are epileptic, or have high blood pressure are at high risk of adverse reactions. In addition, users are at particular risk of heat exhaustion and dehydration with physical exertion, particularly when Ecstasy is taken in a dance-party setting. Deaths have occurred because users donít drink enough water and become overheated.

The Safeness of Herbal Ecstasy as a natural alternative?

No. Although not currently classified as a controlled substance, Herbal Ecstasy is a drug composed of ephedrine (ma huang) or pseudoephedri ne and caffeine (kola nut), stimulants that closely simulate the effects of Ecstasy. Sold in tablet form, Herbal Ecstasy is known as Cloud 9, Herbal Bliss, Ritual Spirit, Herbal X, GWM, Rave Energy, Ultimate Xphoria, and X.


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