Have you recently been hauled over by the police and tested positive for methamphetamine? Or your job application canceled just because you didn’t pass the health check-up after getting positive results for drugs in your body? Obviously, this would be an unpleasant surprise for you, especially if you never have had prescription/pleasure drugs or have been clean for months now.
Believe it or not, you aren’t the sole victim of such a situation. Testing positive for meth without using it at all is an increasingly common case in the present times and your house/ apartment is usually the culprit.
If you often move from one rented house to another or have bought one in the recent times, your source of the problem may be the house itself because the house may be meth contaminated beyond acceptable limits which is why meth entered your system and showed positive results on meth testing.
In fact, it has been proved that living in a house with meth residues is almost equivalent to consuming meth itself, longer exposure means more harm. Naturally, when you undergo meth testing after living in a contaminated house, even for a couple of weeks, the results are sure to be positive and the amount of meth found in the body will gradually increase with time.
Types of meth testing
Determination of permissible meth levels in an individual can be done in the following four ways:
- Saliva tests – This type of meth testing is the quickest and can be easily conducted practically anywhere and even on your own. Saliva tests are performed to determine the very recent usage of the drug, i.e. within 24 hours and are regarded as less invasive than other procedures.
- Blood tests – Testing blood for significant levels of methamphetamine is another way to determine the recent usage of the drug within a period of 24 hours. Blood samples are collected and tested in the laboratory for information about the presence of the drug and related behavioral changes within that period.
- Urine tests – One of the most commonly used methods of meth testing in individuals is carrying out urine testing. There is a reason why urine tests are more preferred by authorities. This is because traces of meth as well as its metabolites are found in urine for 1-3 days after consumption and may often last for a week, especially after heavy consumption.
- Hair tests – This methodology is usually used for determining long term meth use history. As traces of meth shows up in hair follicles even after 90 days of use, hair from the suspect can be used to test long term impairment and behavioral changes.
So, if you have recently taken meth testing and tested positive for it, it’s time to be cautious. If you really haven’t consumed meth in the recent times, then chances are that you have been contaminated with the drug due to residues left behind in the house that you reside. If saliva, blood as well as urine tests are positive, it is clear indication that you are still living in a contaminated house. However, if only the hair tests are positive, may be your previous home was be contaminated and within a few days, you will be out of the nightmare totally.