What is Methamphetamine?

Lab Testing MethamphetamineMethamphetamine (‘meth’) is an illegal Class A controlled substance regulated under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 because of its high risk of harm.

It is estimated there are over 40,000 (and growing) regular users, its impact is widespread reaching every town and city across New Zealand.

Meth is a white, odourless, tasteless crystalline powder that can be inhaled, smoked and injected. One of the hardest drugs to treat, its negative effects include disturbed sleep patterns, hyperactivity, nausea, delusions of power, increased agitation, confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, paranoia and convulsions that have led to death.

Long-term use causes increased heart rate and blood pressure, damage to blood vessels in the brain, strokes, irregular heartbeat and cardiovascular collapse or death; liver, kidney and lung damage; memory impairment, brain damage and extreme mood swings.


How do you test for Methamphetamine?

To test a house for Methamphetamine use we use a methanol dampened swab in each room of your house. The methanol wipes remove any methamphetamine residue that might be on the walls. This swab is then sent down to Hill Laboratories in Hamilton who produce a report on any potential levels of methamphetamine found.


How much does a Methamphetamine house test cost?

A standard Methamphetamine house test is priced at $175+GST if you are located within the Kerikeri area.

If you are located outside of the greater Kerikeri area the price is $175+Travel expenses+GST.

For enquiries or bookings please contact us here.