How do I read the meth test lab report and what does it mean?
There are usually four numbers on a meth lab testing report that are important to know.
Sampling Parameter: Area
This refers to the total area tested on an individual swab. Each area tested should total 100cm². So if the Sampling Parameter: Area is 300cm² then 3 areas were tested on 1 swab.
This number is the total amount of meth found on the swab that was turned into the lab. This number is used when determining if the house needs to be decontaminated or not. If this number is greater than 0.5 the property most likely needs to be decontaminated.
This number is the “ug/sample” divided by the “Sampling Parameter”. In most cases, this number is of little concern as the “ug/sample” is used for determining the level of contamination.
is the Default Detection Limit of the lab. In most cases, it will be 0.02 meaning any results less than 0.02 will be reported as <0.02.
The above description refers to a Laboratory analysis report. Labs have similar reporting styles and should be interpreted by someone familiar with them. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need pricing on decontamination of a meth lab. Book a free consultation with us we can point you in the right direction