Drink Spike Test (10 Tests)
Check Your Drink (CYD) is an easy-to-use rapid drink spiking test that detects Ketamine and/or GHB from a few drops of drink. Protect yourself or your loved ones by having these tests to hand.
- Featured in The Times, Cosmopolitan, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Mumsnet, Telegraph, The Sun, and Metro
- Used by universities, bars and police forces.
- Easy-to-use and compact
- Test while still in a bar, club or house party
Pack Size: 10 Tests
Product Code: FG-CYD001
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Check to see if your drink has been spiked with either ketamine or GHB. Don’t leave anything to chance.
What is detected?
The test detects the ‘date rape drugs’ Ketamine and GHB within a range of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks.
Simple To Use
Each pack contains instructions on when and how to test, all in the convenience of your own home.
The test has been validated by University College London and Strathclyde University.
Check Your Drink (CYD) – Drink Spike Test
The CYD (Check Your Drink) drink spike test detects two of the most common date rape drugs; Ketamine and GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate). CYD can be used with a range of different drinks wherever you are. Performing the test couldn’t be easier, with only a test strip and two drops of drink required.
Taking only seconds to produce a result, the test can be performed within any social setting, including bars, house-parties, festivals, and concerts.
Unfortunately thousands of people worldwide have their drinks spiked each year. In a YouGov poll, one in three women and one in five men knew someone who had been spiked or had themselves been spiked.
In the event of a positive result or if you or a friend start to feel strange or more drunk than expected, don’t delay in getting help. Also alert someone you trust, a friend or staff/host and get to a safe place. If necessary, or if you are in danger, contact the police. If symptoms worsen call an ambulance immediately, or ask someone to do this on your behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately drink spiking can happen to any person, with pretty much any drink. Many date rape drugs can be odourless, colourless and tasteless making it easy to spike a drink without the person knowing. These easy-to-use strips can tell you within seconds whether your drink has been spiked with GHB and/or Ketamine.
WHEN SHOULD I TEST?
If you have left your drink unattended, accepted a drink from somebody you don’t know or are concerned that your drink has been compromised. Or if you are feeling more drunk than you expect to be or feeling ill for unknown reasons. See some of the symptoms below.
UNDERSTANDING THE RESULTS
After putting a drop of your drink on to each of the test patches, if your drink has been spiked with either GHB or ketamine you will see a distinct colour change within 10-30 seconds.
- If GHB has been detected you will see a colour change from pink to blue
- If ketamine has been detected you will see a colour change from yellow to orange
WHAT DO I DO IF I GET A POSITIVE RESULT?
Tell someone you completely trust, such as a friend, a staff member, security staff, medical professional or the police.
If you’re not with anyone, call someone you trust and get to a safe place. Ask to use a phone if yours has been stolen. Be wary of accepting help from a stranger and don’t leave with someone you don’t know. If you need urgent help, call 999.
Otherwise, ask someone you trust to take you to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department. Tell the medical staff that you think your drink has been spiked. If you’re advised to go home, arrange for a trusted friend or relative to take you home and stay with you until the drugs have fully left your system.
The CYD drink spiking test has been developed and validated by University College London and Strathclyde University and will detect GHB test and Ketamine. Each test has been tested using a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to check for false positives.
Clinical trials were carried out by the Clinical Trials Laboratory Services and Homerton University Hospital in 2013. All tests and procedures were performed according to the Standard Operating Procedures of Clinical Trials Laboratory Services Limited (CTLS).
COULD I GET A FALSE POSITIVE?
Red wine and blackcurrant-based cocktails can stain the test patches leading to a false reaction.
Milk based drinks, such as milk and baileys will always give a positive GHB test result (even when there is none present) and should therefore not be used with this test.
COULD I GET A FALSE NEGATIVE?
The sensitivity of ketamine detection is reduced by red wine. It is possible that ketamine could be present but may not give a positive when testing with red wine.
GHB is UNDETECTABLE in very acidic drinks such as bitter lemon and lime cordial. The drink spiking test should therefore not be used with such drinks as it could potentially give a false negative result.
- 10 x Drink Spiking Self-Tests
- 1 x Resealable Pouch
- 1 x Instructions For Use
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United Kingdom: Fast Delivery (1-2 days) and Standard Delivery (3-5 days).
Republic of Ireland and European Union: Standard Delivery (2 to 5 days).
Rest of the World: Standard Delivery (2 to 7 days)
Shipping notifications and applicable tracking details are provided once your order leaves our facility.
Orders taken after 3pm (UK Time) on Fridays or over the weekend will be shipped the following Monday. Our team does not work during UK public holidays. Orders will be shipped on the first working day after the public holiday.
Tests will only be shipped to countries or territories where the products are registered and approved for use. Any products not available in your country will not appear in the basket or at checkout.
SYMPTOMS OF BEING SPIKED
A variety of factors can influence the symptoms an individual will experience after being spiked. Nevertheless, it is important to be aware of the following symptoms:
- Feeling nauseous or vomiting
- Feeling more drunk than usual
- Feeling sleepy
- Difficulties communicating
- Loss of balance and finding it hard to move
- Memory loss or confusion
- Breathing issues
- Visual problems, particularly blurred vision and or hallucinations
- Lowered inhibition
Spiking with ‘Date Rape Drugs’
In some cases, so called ‘date rape drugs’ will be used before a sexual assault. GHB, Ketamine and Rohypnol are the most commonly known date rape drugs. These drugs can be used to commit both physical and sexual attacks as they sedate or incapacitate the victim and impair their memory.
If your drink has been spiked with a date rape drug, it is unlikely to look, taste or smell any different. Although GHB can have a slightly salty taste. Normally, these types of drugs will take effect within 15 – 30 minutes with the effects continuing to last for several hours.
To spike a drink means to put alcohol or drugs into a person’s drink without their knowledge or permission. Approaches vary, but commonly include one of the following:
- Slipping ‘date rape’, illegal or prescription drugs into any drink
- Adding alcohol to an alcohol-free drink
- Adding additional volumes of alcohol to an alcoholic drink
Drinks can be spiked with the intention of making a person more vulnerable to assault, rape, or theft. It has also been reported that drinks have been spiked for amusement purposes. Spiking is both dangerous and illegal, carrying a sentence of up to ten years in prison.
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