Sampling And Reporting Of Methamphetamine (And Precursors) On Wipes
This Technical Note provides an overview of the background to the testing of methamphetamine and precursors, and helpful advice about the 4 sampling and testing options including how to interpret results from them.
Use of Discrete Kits for Methamphetamine Sampling
A Discrete kit is used to collect a sample from a single location, which can be sent to a laboratory for methamphetamine analysis that complies with NZS 8510. This Technical Note describes how Discrete kits are used to collect samples.
Methamphetamine Testing Using Discrete Samples
Discrete samples are collected from single locations, and are sent to Analytica for testing. They can be tested using Individual Analysis, or Laboratory Composite Analysis. This Technical Note describes these options, and how to interpret the results from them.
Use of Field Composite Kits for Methamphetamine Sampling
A Field Composite kit is used to sample up to five individual locations, which can be sent to Analytica for methamphetamine analysis that complies with NZS 8510. This Technical Note describes how Field Composite kits are used to collect samples.
Methamphetamine Testing Using Field Composite Samples
Field Composite samples are collected from up to five individual locations, and are sent to Analytica for testing. They can be tested using Individual Analysis, or Laboratory Composite Analysis. This Technical Note describes these options, and how to interpret the results from them.
Accuracy of Methamphetamine Sample Analysis by LC-MS/MS
Analytica analyse methamphetamine samples using Liquid Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry / Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) technology. This technical note is to assist sampling companies, by providing information about the accuracy of our laboratory analysis results.
Field Blanks & Trip Blanks – Quality Control For Methamphetamine Samplers
Quality Control (QC) samples collected by methamphetamine sampling organisations provide evidence that the samples they collect give results that can be used with confidence. The 2 most common types of QC samples collected are Field Blanks and Trip Blanks. This Technical Note provides information on how to collect these QC samples, and how to interpret the results from them.
Sampling For Lead And Mercury Using Ghost Wipes
In some situations samplers may wish to collect surface wipe samples to be analysed for lead and mercury - especially in properties that are believed to have been used for methamphetamine manufacture. This Technical Note provides guidelines about how to collect a sample using a Ghost WipeTM, and how to interpret the results.
Methamphetamine Sampling Kit Contents, Storage and Quality Control
It is important that sampling companies have confidence in the integrity of the kits they are using to collect samples. This Technical Note provides information on the contents of Analytica’s methamphetamine sampling kits, recommended storage of them, and quality controls used in their production.
Sample Kit Stability
Analytica Laboratories supplies sampling kits as part of its methamphetamine testing service. This Technical Note shows the results of stability trials which support kits having a 2 months shelf life when stored at ambient temperatures. This saves expensive and inconvenient refrigerated storage of kits.