The BCCSU Drug Checking Project has a number of resources available to support drug checking services. These resources are free and available to anyone interested in learning more about drug checking or in setting up a drug checking service in their community.

Monthly Reports
These reports summarize various aspects of what we are finding through the point-of-care drug checking services including substances being checked, cuts and buffs in the supply, and alerts that have been released. Learn More

Community Resources
Find out how to use test strips, learn more about cuts and buffs commonly found in drugs, and search for other resources that support drug checking.  Learn More

Manuals and Guidelines
The BCCSU Drug Checking Technician Manual is a guide for organizations and new technicians about how to set up a drug checking service and provides some basic training for drug checking. Guidelines include the Colours and Textures Guidelines and Testing Guidelines that provide drug checking technicians and trainees with assistance when recording sample data and reading FTIR spectra.  Learn More

Drug Checking Libraries
BCCSU provides two open-source libraries for drug checking services that use the Bruker FTIR: BCCSU FTIR-ATR Library of  Drugs and Common Adulterants, and the BCCSU FTIR-ATR Library of Tryptamine Analogues. These libraries can be accessed for free. Learn More

Find reports summarizing results from point-of-care drug checking at our partner sites around BC. These include our annual reports, reports on specific drugs and summaries on technologies. Learn More


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