Lesson 3/Learning Event 1
FIGURE 20. CHECK YOUR RESULTS.
Colors That Indicate Danger
Agents are present if color indications on the sampler are as follows (figure 21).
Lewisite is present if the rub mark on the lewisite marking tab turns olive-green.
A blister agent is present if the blister agent test spot turns purple/blue or red/purple.
A blood agent is present if the blood agent test spot turns pink or blue.
A nerve agent is present if the nerve agent test spot is colorless or peach-colored.
Test for Chemical Agents Using
the ABC-M18A2 Chemical Agent Detector Kit
The M18 kit is illustrated in figure 10 on page 28. It consists of a carrier containing cards of four
types of chemical agent detector tubes, a card of unknown agent sampling tubes, reporting cards,
M8 paper, detector tickets for V or G agents, reagents, reagent containers, and a set of operating
instruction cards. The operating instruction cards contain detailed instructions for operating the kit