Methamphetamine Testing Pricing
Healthy Homes NZ Ltd is currently working towards compliance in relation to the new methamphetamine standard NZS-8510:2016
Prices below may change from region to region. An additional travel cost may apply depending on location. Please phone for an exact quote
Lab composite screening test — Starting at $199 + GST
A Lab Composite test is when, up to 10 individual samples are taken, (1 sample per tube only). However, instead of being tested individually, a sub-sample of each individual swab is extracted separately by a lab technician. These are then combined into a composite sample which is then tested to give you your result.
This is done so that if the result of the composite sample of over 1.5 µg/100cm2, the laboratory can then retested each individual sample without a return visit by the sampler to the property. The laboratory can only hold the individual samples for a total of 30 days.
If individual samples need to be analysed due to a high level of contamination over 1.5 µg/100cm2 This can only apply to a home no larger than 80m2. If your home is larger than 80m2 you can still use the Lab Composite method at $199 + GST but if the results come back as contaminated you will then need to go straight to a Detailed Assessment.
10 initial individual samples taken
Results in: 24 hours – $199 + GST
If the above testing returns a level greater than the recommended 1.5 µg/100cm2 then those samples can be individually tested to find out which rooms contain methamphetamine. ONLY ON A HOME SMALLER THAN 80M2. If your home is larger then you need to have a Detailed Assessment done every 10m2.
Results in: 24 hours – $875 + GST for all 10 samples being individually tested
Composite screening test — $230 + GST
10 samples are collected from a number of locations in the property and placed into two-sample tubes for analysis. (5 per tube)
All 10 samples are then combined to give you a field composite result.
If the result is greater than the guideline level of 1.5 µg/100 cm2 then individual samples must be collected at every 10m2 throughout the home and any outbuildings, to obtain results by doing a Detailed Assessment.
This test still will NOT tell you locality or quantity of methamphetamine per room tested just an overall level.
Detailed Assessment — $125 + GST per 10m2
A detailed assessment will confirm how much methamphetamine is present in each room tested
1 sample per 10 m2 is required
Results will be in 24 hours
If a methamphetamine is already known to be in the property, this option will confirm which part of the house is affected for decontamination purposes. According to NZS-8510:2016 this option is to be used.