Opioid Contaminated Site Sampling

Illicit Drug and Contaminated Surface Sampling

Illicit drugs are a major societal concern as they can cause a range of negative consequences, from health problems to criminal activity. One of the challenges in addressing this issue is detecting the presence of drugs in various environments, such as homes, workplaces, and public spaces. If drug contamination from the use or manufacturing of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and other substances is suspected, testing should be performed immediately. Our in-house Certified Industrial Hygenist team specializes in the development of property cleanup protocols, testing, and industrial hygiene services.

Preliminary Site Assessment

On-site Assessment
Health & Safety Protocols
Final Reports

Site Sampling

Standardized Sampling
Accredited Analytical Labs
Certified Field Technicians
Preliminary Sampling
Post-remediation Clearance

Clearance Testing

Volatile Organic Compounds
Inorganic Compounds

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What is Surface Sampling?

Contaminated surface sampling is done by collecting a wipe sample on surfaces thought to be affected by drug contamination. Samples can be collected on a single surface or composited along a larger homogenous area. It is often times better to take multiple samples on individual surfaces rather than taking one sample composited over multiple surfaces.

For example, if there is only contamination on 1 of 3 surfaces sampled, the two “negative” surfaces can dilute the presence of the drug, possibly below the limit of detection. It would be preferable to collect separate samples on those three surfaces, which can also help target cleaning activities.


Project Spotlight:
Fentanyl Contamination

A-Tech was retained by a property management company to investigate illicit drug contamination throughout a unit of a hotel in California. Fentanyl and Methamphetamine were suspected throughout the unit. A-Tech Prepared a workplan and health and safety plan, contracted the appropriate laboratory that can help achieve the required detection limits, secured the sampling media, and personal protective equipment.