Ross Barnett established Get a Meth Test in May 2016 as he identified a need for independent testing and for more accurate testing. Ross is a Chartered Accountant who has owned and operated Coombe Smith Property Accountants in Hamilton for 12 years. Ross is also on the committee of Waikato Property Investors Association and heavily involved in the property industry.
Get a Meth Test Limited is an independent company who specialises in methamphetamine testing operating throughout the Waikato. There is no affiliation or vested interest in any remedial company. This is recommended in the ministry of health guidelines that testing companies be completely independent of any remediation companies.
Training was completed through Ann-Louise Anderson (Weaver), the current Director of InScience Ltd. Ann-Louise is a bio-scientist with over twenty-five years' experience in the industry. Our team have passed practical and written exams and are certified as competent methamphetamine testers within the industry.
We use an IANZ (International Accreditation New Zealand) accredited laboratory, which represents New Zealand in the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). Through the ILAC Mutual Recognition Agreement (ILAC-MRA) this accreditation is internationally recognised. This laboratory analyses our tests and we believe this method provides the best independent result we can deliver.
Through this testing methamphetamine levels above 0.02µg are detected, as opposed to some of the instant test kits on the market currently which only display a result for levels over 0.5µg. The challenge with the instant test kits is the tester is the person who interprets the answer from the sample.
Please also note that a freshly painted house may not display the correct methamphetamine levels unless the samples are taken in a special manner, therefore it is very important that the person taking the samples is well trained.