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METHAMPHETAMINE RESIDUE TESTING SERVICES

Onsite

Testing

Laboratory

Testing

Training and Education

Products and Consumables

Australia has the highest number of meth users per capita in the English speaking world, an increase three times higher than it was in 2011.

 

Meth manufacturing and use in Australia is a real issue. As well as destroying lives, it is devaluing homes with meth users posing a real threat to properties.   Smoking meth inside regularly can contaminate a home and can result in the property not being safe for habitation.

 

The best way for property owners to protect themselves from liability and financial loss is through meth residue screening conducted by a credible organisation.

Meth residue screening helps to ensure the safety and reduce liability risks within a new property before new owners or tenants move in.   Regular testing provides a deterrent to meth use and manufacture which can also detect contamination problems early when they are easier to rectify.

All our testing is performed in accordance with NIOSH Method 9111. Our reports are used by Real Estate Agencies, Insurance Companies, Property Management Firms, Financial Institutions and other professional entities. All samples requiring further analysis are tested at a NATA Accredited Laboratory.

Please see below for a list of our meth testing services and products:

Screening Assessment

Field Composite

 

Overview:

In a Screening assessment multiple 100cm² swab samples are taken in the property and then combined into a single test tube on site and sent to the laboratory for analysis. The results are reported as an accumulative total or combined reading for the property.

 

Advantages:

​Because minimal test tubes are used the cost of analysis is more affordable.

 

DISADVANTAGES:
 

Because the samples are combined into a single test tube, if contamination is found we are unable to isolate which rooms holds the contamination.

LABORATORY COMPOSITE

Screening Assessment

 

Overview:

When performing laboratory composite testing, multiple 100cm² swab samples are taken within a property and sent to the laboratory, individually for analysis. The laboratory will take an extraction from each test tube and combine them into a single analysis. The result is an accumulative total of all test tubes and also shows the combined result which can potentially be detected on a single swab sample or spread throughout all the samples.

 

Advantages:

​The samples are all kept separate, if contamination is found they can be re-analysed individually at the laboratory which will then ascertain which sampling location holds the contamination.  Please note: re-analysis is an additional cost per test tube.

 

DISADVANTAGES:
 

As samples are taken and kept individually, the sample collection takes longer and stricter cross-contamination practices must be enforced which increases the cost.

DETAILED Assessment

 

Overview:

A Detailed Assessment is a room-by-room or area-by-area type of testing that provides individual analysis per sample. This type of testing is required when a "Screening Assessment" has exceeded 0.5μg - the maximum acceptable level of methamphetamine as set out by the Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation guidelines. Each sample is harvested using the NIOSH 9111 method of a methanol soaked gauze sampling an area of 100cm². Samples of each room/area is required to give you a complete overview of the property. This analysis is used by decontamination companies to create a scope of work to bring the property back to habitable levels and for anyone wanting to accurately understand where the contamination is located as the entire property might not be affected therefore only a limited amount of remediation is required.

DETAILED COMPOSITE ASSESSMENT

 

Overview:

The objective with this screening is to take a minimum of 3 and up to 5 samples per room on different surfaces. The samples then get analysed together to provide an accumulate total of Methamphetamine for the room.
This ensures that the reside that is distributed throughout the room does not get overlooked or if fresh painting has occurred that the samples taken will be from not only the painted gyprock but also non painted surfaces and air extraction points.   It’s extremely thorough as so many surfaces in the room have been tested and combined.

 

Advantages:

​The samples are all kept separate, if contamination is found they can be re-analysed individually at the laboratory which will then ascertain which sampling location holds the contamination.  Please note: re-analysis is an additional cost per test tube.

 

DISADVANTAGES:
 

As samples are taken and kept individually, the sample collection takes longer and stricter cross-contamination practices must be enforced which increases the cost.

Products and Consumables

Progressive Diagnostics provide a range of products to support vendors providing a methamphamphetamine residue screening service.

PROGRESSIVE DIAGNOSTICS

Tel:  1300 711 116

info@progressivediagnostics.com.au

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