Unknown Substance Analysis

The Carlson Company has an extensive menu of methods that can be used to investigate the identification and quantitation of controlled substances, pharmaceutical preparations, and unknown substances. We test all types of substances including pills, powders, plant materials, food using the following methods:

  • GC/MS Test
  • Color test
  • Microscopic analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Identification-visual comparison of physical characteristics to reference literature
  • FTIR
  • LC-MS/MS
  • HPLClE

Key Features & Benefits of Testing Samples with The Carlson Company:

  1. Rapid Identification: Our advanced technology harnesses state-of-the-art spectroscopic and analytical techniques to swiftly identify unknown substances, delivering results in record time.
  2. Comprehensive Analysis: Whether it’s a mysterious chemical compound, an unidentified powder, or a suspicious liquid, our system can analyze a wide range of substances, ensuring versatility across industries.
  3. Safety and Security: In the realm of public safety and security, knowing the nature of an unknown substance is critical. Our product helps first responders, hazmat teams, and law enforcement agencies assess and respond to potential threats with precision.
  4. Quality Control: Manufacturers and laboratories can use Unknown Substance Analysis to maintain quality control and ensure the purity and safety of their products by quickly verifying the identity of raw materials and finished goods.
  5. Forensic Applications: Criminal investigations and forensic science laboratories can benefit from our technology to analyze evidence, identify controlled substances, and contribute to solving complex cases.
  6. Environmental Monitoring: Environmental scientists and agencies can use this product to detect and analyze pollutants, contaminants, and hazardous materials in soil, water, and air samples, aiding in environmental protection and remediation efforts.
  7. Pharmaceutical Research: Researchers in the pharmaceutical industry can expedite drug development processes by swiftly characterizing novel compounds, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.
  8. Accurate Results: Leveraging cutting-edge algorithms and databases, our product offers highly accurate identification and quantification of unknown substances, reducing false positives and negatives.
  9. Customized Solutions: We offer tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of various industries, ensuring flexibility and adaptability.
  10. Witness Expert: when these cases end up in court, we will support your case with a qualified Witness Expert in the Field of Forensic Sciences.

The Carlson Company, Recognized lab to test unknown substance and analysis with assured:

  • Quality Testing
  • On-time and accurate lab results
  • Guaranteed satisfaction
  • 100% private and confidential reporting
  • Services with no hidden taxes and fees

Please Note: The Carlson Company is a certified private poison testing laboratory with no collaboration with the Government Of the United States. Although, we offer forensic help as and when needed by the legal authorities.

Toxicology Testing Panels on food & Beverages/Water samples:

  • 1 to 7 grams of sample is required, depending on the food or Liquid tested.
  • Results are reported qualitatively by email (as a PDF report) to the client.

We are ready to serve you!

  • FREE real-person client care by email or phone Mon to Thu 9:00 AM to 4 PM (MST) and Fridays 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM MST.
  • For instant on-line assistance, call on our toll-free number +1 866-889-3410.
  • We check our emails and voice messages on a regular basis. Voice mails and emails are welcome 24/7.
  • The Carlson Company Inc. is not affiliated with any government or law enforcement agency. Protecting our clients’ privacy is our mandate.
  • Many of our clients are private individuals, but we also serve law enforcement, attorneys, the military, medical examiners, the government, mortuaries, crematoriums, and anyone in need of our services.
  • We do not require a doctor’s referral or prescription.
  • Your test samples can be submitted by mail from anywhere in the world using our Chain of Custody Process.
  • 15-17 business days is the turnaround time for test reports in most cases. But you can avail of the express service as well.
  • Ph.D. Expert Witness support is available when requested.
  • A Cutting-edge DNA and Toxicology evaluation.
  • We are the proud members of DATIA and Southern Colorado Better Business Bureau.

Call Us If

  • You suspect that you, a loved one, or a friend, may have been drugged.
  • You need certified lab test reports for any type of drug intoxication.
  • You need supporting evidence to present to the local law enforcement agency regarding potential poisoning.
  • You suspect that consumption of the drug resulted in serious illness or loss of a family member or friend.
  • If you are an employer and want to run a test on your employees’ drug consumption or history.
  • If you find your food or drink to taste, look or smell unusual and want to run a test for the same.


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. What is unknown substance analysis, and why is it important?

A. Unknown substance analysis is a process used to identify and quantify substances of unknown composition. It’s important because it helps ensure safety, security, quality control, and compliance across various industries.

Q. How does the unknown substance analysis process work?

A. We utilize a range of advanced techniques, including GC/MS, color tests, microscopic analysis, FTIR, LC-MS/MS, and HPLC, to analyze substances. Samples are collected, processed, and analyzed to determine their composition.

Q. What types of substances can be analyzed through this service?

A. Our service can analyze various substances, including pills, powders, plant materials, and food items.

Q. What are the common reasons people seeking unknown substance analysis?

A. Clients often require our services for safety assessment, quality control, forensic investigations, environmental monitoring, and pharmaceutical research.

Q. How accurate is the analysis?

A. Our state-of-the-art technology ensures highly accurate identification and quantification of unknown substances, minimizing false results.

Q. What are the potential dangers of handling unknown substances without analysis?

A. Handling unidentified substances can pose significant risks. Our analysis helps ensure the safe handling and management of these materials.

Q. Is this service available for both individuals and businesses?

A. Yes, our services cater to a wide range of clients, including individuals, businesses, first responders, and law enforcement agencies.

Q. How long does it typically take to receive the analysis results?

A. We strive to provide rapid results, with a typical turnaround time of 15-17 business days. Express services are also available.

Q. Are the results confidential, and do you adhere to privacy standards?

A. We guarantee 100% private and confidential reporting of results, with no hidden taxes or fees.

Q. What should I do if I come across an unknown substance or have suspicions about one?

A. If you encounter an unknown substance or have suspicions, contact us for safe and accurate analysis to determine its nature and potential risks.