Clandestine Drug Laboratories

Clandestine drug labs are on the rise throughout Australia and in response to this the Australian Crime Commission has released guidelines for the remediation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories. Regulatory authorities have recognised that the contamination from the operation of these labs presents a health and environmental risk for the community. Some of these residues remain indefinitely unless properly remediated. Current guidelines require pre and post analysis of homes during the remediation process - the focus is on precursors and final prodcts such as amphetamine, methamphetamine, ephidrine, pseudoephidrine and MDMA. A home is deemed clean when a 10 x 10cm area contains less than 0.5ug of these compounds. 

 AMAL Analytical has set up analysis for the wipe samples from this remediation process following NIOSH method 9106 and works in with Occupational Hygienists and remediation companies to provide accurate and efficient analysis of these samples.

Meth Test Kits

AMAL offers an easy to use free meth (ice) test kit. The kit contains all you need to perform sampling yourself at home. Just follow the instructions, then send the samples back to the laboratory in the included return envelope for sampling. Please contact us now on (03) 9544 4111 for your FREE TEST KIT.


 AMAL also has extensive experience in analysing other potential hazards associated with Clandestine drug labs such as:

  • VOC's (volatile organic compounds) such as organic solvents used during production which include Toluene, benzene, xylenes, mineral turpentine, shellite, diethyl ether, dichloromethane, chloroform, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, methylated spirits and methanol.
  • Metal analysis
  • Amine
  • Iodine
  • Ammonia
  • Mineral acids
  • Hydrogen Chloride