New Zealand’s Leading Methamphetamine Testing Company


Professional meth testing matters. Meth use, more commonly referred to as P, is an epidemic plaguing New Zealand. Active Testing Solutions is a specialist methamphetamine testing company – it’s what we do! We have no association with any remediation company and are completely focused on delivering GOLD STANDARD P TESTING. Based in Tauranga, we currently service our local community as well as Rotorua, Whakatane, Hamilton, Tokoroa and the wider Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We also operate in the deep south and service Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell. We are currently expanding into new areas, so should you require testing conducted outside of these areas, please do not hesitate to make contact. ATS is committed to your wellbeing and every step that we take is to ensure that our customers are satisfied and safe.

The reality is that methamphetamine is used by a cross section of New Zealanders throughout the country. ATS is a 100% New Zealand owned and operated company committed to doing our part in reducing New Zealander’s exposure to this drug. We achieve this by using only the highest possible sample collection and testing standards available today. We were established with a single goal in mind, to help keep New Zealand the safe and wonderful place that it is!

ATS specialises in testing both residential and commercial properties. We are also able to test company vehicles and campervans. We use market leading techniques which will not only save you money, but will deliver the most superior testing techniques available in New Zealand today. We measure ourselves against US standards which are among the highest in the world, as well as the New Zealand Ministry of Health recommendations and the governing standard, NZS8510. We have developed techniques which have set the gold standard for P testing in New Zealand and we fully guarantee our results. ATS, is the leading supplier of methamphetamine property testing in New Zealand.

Your Trusted Methamphetamine Property Testing Partner

  • Laboratory Based Testing
  • Market Leading Reporting
  • Most Advanced Baseline Test Available in NZ Today
  • NIOSH9111 Testing Standards
  • No Association with Remediation Companies
  • All Staff are Fully Trained
  • Fully Independent Third Party
  • Fully Guaranteed Results
  • Multi-Million Dollar Insurance Cover

Our Meth Tests

Active Testing Solutions sets the GOLD STANDARD in methamphetamine testing. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest possible standards of sample collection and laboratory analysis. We work to NIOSH9111 and the recently released NZS8510 requirements. We offer the highest baseline testing and secondary testing available anywhere in New Zealand today. 

Screening Assessment Test

We have developed the highest baseline testing option available anywhere in New Zealand. Individual samples are taken from every room (including hallways) throughout the property. Theses samples are then sent to our laboratory partners where part of each sample is combined in our state of the art ISO accredited laboratories to test for any methamphetamine contamination. This test delivers a composite result. The key factor here is that if the property returns a contaminated result, we do not need to come back to site to retest the samples as our laboratory partners will hold the remainder of the individual samples for 30 days. 

Individual Screening Assessment Test

This test is used either as the follow on test to the Screening Assessment Test, or it is used as the starting point when there is some reason to believe that the property may be contaminated and as such the owner does not want to pay for a composite test in the first instance. While still a screening test, this test sees us taking samples from every room (including hallways) which are then individually tested by our laboratory partners. Effectively we have established a newly developed test which allows clients to utilise individual testing as a screening test option where they have some reason to believe contamination is present. 

Detailed Assessment Test

This is the most in-depth test available anywhere in New Zealand today and is fully compliant with NZS8510 as a standalone secondary methamphetamine test. Samples are taken from every room as well as every 10m2, or part thereof, throughout the property. For example, if a bedroom was 13m2, then we would need to take two samples from that room. This test is used when there is complete certainty that the property is contaminated and is usually used as a follow up to our Screening Test Options. The report produced from the Detailed Assessment Test is then used by the specialist remediators that you select to decontaminate the property.

Post Remediation Test

If methamphetamine contamination was discovered on site, then you will need to have the property professionally remediated. We highly recommend that work with your insurer to select a specialist remediation company. Following the remediation work, we will need to retest the property to ensure contamination has been completely removed. Under the newly released standard, NZS8510 we are able to specifically focus on retesting only those areas throughout the property, that had previously produced contaminated results. Within the areas that require retesting, we will take one sample every 10m2 as per the NZS8510 requirements.


Methamphetamine is Prolific in New Zealand

Methamphetamine is plaguing New Zealand and presents the single biggest concern for drug agencies in New Zealand. Understand how meth is currently being used in New Zealand.

Methamphetamine Risks in Your Property

The health risks of methamphetamine are significant. But it is not just the users of meth that face risks. If you are in a building that has been exposed to methamphetamine, then you are at risk!

Methamphetamine & Asset Management

The Ministry of Health provides us with very specific guidelines highlighting at what levels methamphetamine traces become dangerous within homes.

How it Works?

ATS offers industry leading testing techniques. We hold ourselves accountable not only to the recently released NZS8510 requirements, but the highest international standards that we could find anywhere on the planet. We have developed fully compliant innovative testing options which delivery the highest level of testing available anywhere in New Zealand at competitive prices. It might be meth testing that we sell – but it is complete PEACE OF MIND for our clients that we deliver.

1. Collect Testing Samples
Our professionally trained collection technicians will visit the property to collect samples.

2. Individual Laboratory Tested Swabs
Each swab is used only once to ensure zero cross contamination.

3. Same Day Shipping of Samples
All samples are shipped directly to our state of the art laboratory partners.

4. Laboratory Composite Test
A small section of each individual sample is combined by our laboratory technicians to test for contamination.

5. Sample Storage
Each sample is stored FREE OF CHARGE for 30 days in case retesting is required.

6. Meth is found, what now?
As the individual samples are already at the lab, each sample will now be individually tested to ascertain the levels of contamination in each room, without our collection technicians needing to come back to site. Please note that additional charges will apply for the individual testing of each sample.

Why Test For Meth?

New Zealand is facing a crisis. Meth, more commonly referred to as P is an epidemic sweeping our nation. It is used by people from all walks of life, from habitual drug users to high level execs and everyone in between. There is no single demographic that is safe from this awful addiction. There have even been recent cases of some undesirable trades people using the drug while building new houses, meaning that the houses are becoming contaminated as they are being built.

Traditionally meth was produced in houses, often referred to as P-Labs. However we are now seeing meth being manufactured in a number of places including campervans, motorhomes, motel and hotel rooms. It is estimated that the people producing meth are becoming so sophisticated that they can manufacture the drug in just a few hours. This means that nowhere is safe. It is for this reason that we are encouraging hotels and motels in particular to introduce periodic testing of their rooms to ensure their patrons health and wellbeing.

Health Risks

Meth can affect people differently. However here are a few of the more common health related issues.


  • Lack of ability to sleep or even rest
  • Hyper active behavior becoming a normal state
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Migraines, headaches, nausea and dizziness
  • Respiratory issues
  • Hard to concentrate for long periods
  • Severely compromised immune system
  • Cause rashes and burns


No matter how you look at it, meth is a drug made from seriously harmful chemicals.


  • Anti-freeze
  • Solvents (the actual solvents used often vary)
  • Precursor drugs (some of which can be bought over the counter from pharmacies)
  • Sulphuric Acid
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Lithium (note that this is the substance found in batteries)
  • Sodium Hydroxide


Yes, there is a financial outlay to having a meth test, but the benefits far outweigh the cost.


  • The cost of remedial work can reach into the hundreds of thousands.
  • Add value to your rental property by ensuring the property is meth free.
  • Expedite selling your home by showing your home is meth free.
  • Promote your hotel by highlighting the fact that your establishment is regularly tested.

Is Active Testing Solutions Right For you?

Active Testing Solutions has three key areas of expertise and can work with both commercial and private customers to ensure a safe and methamphetamine free site.

Meth Free Home

Residential Properties

New Homes

Pre-purchase Testing

Rental Properties

Post Remedial Work Testing

Post Renovation

Meth Free Office

Commercial Properties

Hotel Rooms

Motel Rooms

Storage Units

Workshop Space

Office Space

Campervan New Zealand

Motor Homes

Motor Homes

Camper Vans




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