To quickly and accurately test for methamphetamine in homes or other structures using AccuMeth® kits follow these simple steps:
1. Tape template to a surface
2. Wet gauze wipe with buffer
3. Sample within template
4. Insert wipe into syringe
5. Plunge & rinse into solution
6. Pipette drops onto cassette well
7. Wait a few minutes
8. Compare to Line Intensity Card
2. What is a Line Intensity Card?
Most instant methamphetamine test kit results are qualitative; they are either positive or negative. AccuMeth® kits are better than that. AccuMeth® brand test kits semi-quantitative. You can compare the color of the AccuMeth® cassette line to a Line Intensity Card to show meth contamination levels above or below the target standard - in a gradient.
3. How Does the Black Box Reader® Work?
Black Box Reader® is an easy-to-use digital testing device designed to quantify methamphetamine residue using AccuMeth® kit cassettes and color change. The Black Box Reader® views this color change with an “electronic eye” to obtain exact readings of an AccuMeth® cassette to within + or - 0.05 µg of the target standard. Just push a button! Fits in the palm of your hand!
4. What Are Meth Residue Standards?
Standards help determine if the meth residue in a home constitutes a health risk. Regulated states set acceptable levels of methamphetamine reside contamination limits within a structure. This helps keep our homes safe. Regulatory limits are listed in the table below; not all states are regulated. Keep in mind, although a state may not yet be regulated, many counties have clandestine drug lab testing and decontamination ordinances. NOTE: 1 microgram (µg) is 1 millionth of a gram. For addition information on state regulations and disclosure, please visit Meth Lab Cleanup Company's corporate website.
Montana, Tennessee, South Dakota, Idaho, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Nebraska, Kentucky, Minnesota (meth lab sites) and Hawaii
|0.2 µg/100cm2||Colorado (for screening purposes only)|
|0.5 µg/100cm2||Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota (meth use properties)|
California, New Mexico, Arizona, Washington, Colorado (use properties and post-decon, encapsulated sites)
5. Are Instant Meth Tests Accurate?
AccuMeth® brand kits have been validated by independent laboratory analysis, field testing and university review (statistical analysis).
AccuMeth® sampling methods have been compared to the surface wipe sampling protocols of National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 9111, NIOSH 9106 and American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) D6661-01. Studies conclude that AccuMeth® is sensitive, specific and suitable to measure methamphetamine contamination to legal standards.
AccuMeth® results do not result in false negatives or false positives. Our kits measure meth and only meth! Not nicotine, cotton-candy, cocaine - nothing will skew the results. If meth is present, AccuMeth® will detect it.
AccuMeth® kits are nonhazardous. They do not have to be disposed of as hazardous waste like other instant meth tests!
AccuMeth® is safe for anyone to use.
There are no shipping fees to the laboratory and no waiting on laboratory results! Get reliable results, instantly.