See pricing and a brief description of each test here.

Screening Assessment

This test involves combining samples taken from up to 10 rooms. You can add extra blocks of five rooms for $100 each. You’ll get a result which will tell you if there is meth present along with an indication of the level of contamination. The new NZS 8510:2017 level of contamination is 1.5µg/100cm².

To carry out a screening assessment, two single swabs are used to take samples from up to 5 areas for each swab. It’s called a composite swab because the swabs from each of the five areas are combined together into one lab tested sample.

The disadvantage of doing the screening assessment is that if you do get a positive reading for meth, there is no way of telling whereabouts in the house the contamination is. To do this you’d have to test again with a detailed assessment. This is why the screening assessment is highly recommended for house hunters and landlords ONLY. If you’re in the market for a house, this test will either warn you away, or give you some serious leverage in the negotiations.

Detailed Assessment

The easiest to explain, this is the room-by-room test. A completely separate individual test is performed in each room. Rooms larger than 10m² will require one additional sample per 10m². Each room will get it’s own contamination level reading within your report.

If you have had a positive screening assessment or suspect your property may be contaminated, this is the test for you.

To book a screening assessment or detailed assessment click here.

 

Based in the Hawkes Bay, Neville is passionate about reducing the health and social effects of Methamphetamine. Neville studied down in Canterbury and has a Bachelor of Science Degree as well as diplomas in Environmental Management and Sustainability.

Neville is dedicated in the fight to beat New Zealand’s meth addiction as well as the crime and social ills associated with it. He doesn’t just talk the talk. Neville is a spokesperson for the Sensible Sentencing Trust and is an administrator of their Offender Database. He is also involved in the Boys To Men programme in schools which targets ‘at risk’ youth to help steer them on the right path while they are still young.

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