AccuMeth® Instant Meth Residue Test Kits

AccuMeth® is much like a pregnancy test, to detect the presence of methamphetamine residue in homes, offices, garages, cars – on any interior surface that may be contaminated.  

AccuMeth® instant meth residue detection kits utilize a very sensitive, immunoassay cassette and a trade secret buffer to ensure that the test results are accurate; no false positives!  Detect either meth use or meth production. 

Use AccuMeth® to detect methamphetamine residue in properties contaminated by smoking meth or producing methamphetamine. For use on any nonporous surface - walls, floors, ceilings, fans, cabinets, etc.  Find out if your home is making you sick! 

AccuMeth® kits were developed in accordance with ASTM and NIOSH surface wipe sampling protocols and are designed to meet clandestine drug lab assessment and remediation regulatory requirements. Reliable, professional grade meth tests!  

Used by decontamination specialists, health departments, landlords, renters, social service personnel, law enforcement, tribal entities, home buyers, industrial hygienists - ANY individual or organizations with suspect properties. 

Easy-to-Use Pictorial Instructions provided. Watch Video Demonstrations on YouTube or Vimeo. 

Online Certification Courses available

Methamphetamine Contamination Test Kits - Take Your Pick!

The table below lists AccuMeth® kits  by state standard.  Check Meth Lab Cleanup Company's website to see which states are regulated and their legal limits. 

AccuMeth Kit Name # of Sample Wipes Test to Standard  Result
AccuMeth® 1 0.1 µg/100cm2 1
AccuMeth®4-Part  4 0.1 µg/100cm2 1 averaged
AccuMeth®5 1 0.5 µg/100cm2 1
AccuMeth®5,4-Part  4 0.5 µg/100cm2 1 averaged
AccuMeth®1.5 1 1.5 µg/100cm2 1

Table of Contents

  1. How to Test for Meth
  2. How to Use a Line Intensity Card
  3. How to Use the Black Box Reader®
  4. Meth Residue Legal Standards
  5. Are AccuMeth® Kits Valid?
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1. How Do You Test for Meth?

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.


0.05 µg/100cm2

Arkansas, Oregon
0.1 µg/100cm2

Montana, Tennessee, South Dakota, Idaho, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Nebraska, Kentucky, Minnesota (meth lab sites) and Hawaii

0.2 µg/100cm2Colorado (for screening purposes only)
0.5 µg/100cm2Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota (meth use properties)
0.75 µg/100cm2Wyoming
1.0 µg/100cm2Utah
1.5 µg/100cm2

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.