Resultz Meth Testing FAQ's
Meth is a highly addictive, illicit stimulant drug that is manufactured in clandestine laboratories using substances that are highly corrosive and dangerous. It is also known as Ice, P or Crystal.
A person who abuses or is addicted to meth will exhibit a variety of behavioural and physical symptoms. There are a number of signs that indicate meth use, including:
- Twitching, facial tics, jerky movements
- Dilated pupils
- Noticeable and sudden weight loss
- Skin sores
- Rapid eye movement
- Reduced appetite
- Burns, particularly on the lips or fingers
- Erratic sleeping patterns
- Rotting teeth
- Outbursts or mood swings
- Extreme weight loss
Methamphetamine has an average half-life of 10 hours. This means half of the ingested dose is metabolized and removed from the body after about 10 hours. When ingested orally concentrations of meth peak in the bloodstream between 2 and half to 4 hours. The peak of amphetamine metabolite is after 12 hours.
Many factors can affect detection times, such as frequency of use, how the drug was taken, overall health and metabolism. With a standard drug test methamphetamine can be detected in the system 1-4 days after use. For a long period of detection, we also offer hair follicle testing which can detect the presence of meth up 90 days after use.
Depending on the method of testing, certain medications can cause ‘false-positives’. Common medications that can affect testing results are: Antidepressants, Metformin, Ritalin, Trandate and OTC medications (antihistamines, cold medicine and nasal inhalers). If the person undergoing the test has taken any of the mentioned medications, we will suggest an alternative method of testing.