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KAR Laboratories

Drinking Water Test Kit180

for all potable waters including wells and municipal water

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Kit180

223+ TESTS in 5 BUSINESS DAYS *99.6% on-time or sooner

 plus up to 20 non-targeted VOCs (if present)

Prepaid shipping both ways (48 states only)

 We'll mail your kit no later than the next business day

 
 

NOTICE: DRINKING WATER ONLY

THERE WILL BE NO TEST RESULTS AND NO REFUND FOR SAMPLES SUCH AS LAKE, POND, STREAM, PUDDLE, FISH TANK, POOL, HOT TUB, WASTEWATER, COOLING WATER, PROCESS WATER, BRINE, BEVERAGES, RECIPES, ETC. THESE CAN CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO LABORATORY INSTRUMENTATION AND ALL SAMPLES ARE PRE-SCREENED AS A PRECAUTION. IF IT'S NOT DRINKING WATER QUALITY, WE CANNOT TEST FOR THE LOW PRICE OF THESE KITS

 

NOTICE: FOR INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY

DRINKING WATER TEST KITS CANNOT BE USED FOR LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL REGULATORY, COMPLIANCE, PROPERTY LOANS AND/OR PROPERTY TRANSFERS IN MOST CASES DUE TO SAMPLE COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS, TEST METHOD MODIFICATIONS AND VARYING LOCAL REGULATIONS

NOTICE: SHELF LIFE

Kits expire 6 months from the time of purchase. We don't know beyond 6 months if the tests will be valid. For this reason, the kits are considered expired if not returned within 6 months of purchase. Sorry, we cannot exchange expired kits for fresh ones. When analyzing old kits, test data will be qualified (noted as suspect on the lab report). After October 31, 2017, we will no longer accept expired kits.

 

RETURN POLICY

100% of the purchase price will be refunded if returned unopened and unused within 30 days.  Once the kit box is opened, it becomes "used", and is unsellable due to potential contamination of the sample bottles.  Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

 

Kit180 packs up to 243 tests (a minimum of 223 individually targeted tests plus up to 20 "Tentatively Identified Compounds - TICs) in one simple to use kit, combining everything in our Kit90 Drinking Water Test Kit plus VOCs. VOCs are a common contaminant, many  of which are quite toxic, mutagenic and carcinogenic.  They're found in fuels, industrial cleaners and solvents, chemicals, pharmaceutical precursors, disinfectant byproducts, fracking, and horizontal drilling. Very fast testing with very good coverage of the most common and many uncommon contaminants.

  • Bacteria (2)

  • Water Quality, Ions, Nutrients, & Minerals (27)

  • Metals and Heavy Metals (72)

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (120 VOCs)

  • VOC TICs (up to 20)

  • Trihalomethanes/Disinfectant Byproducts (5)

  • Freons and Refrigerants (5)

  • Gasoline Indicator Parameters (14 GIPs)

  • Gasoline Oxygenates (9)

  • Gasoline Range Organics (GRO)

 

Kit180 tests for 26 of 28

fracking
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indicators

described in "Water Wells in Proximity to Natural Gas or Oil Development"

 

This Kit comes with a "How do they do that?" price, quality, service and turnaround time, but the truth is, our Kit180 is better, cheaper, and faster. Similar kits elsewhere cost $200 or more and take 3-6 weeks, while the cheapest are around $130 and don't have nearly the coverage and take longer too.  There's even a competitor who accuses us of losing money on this kit. What a fantastic endoresment!  Concerned about "other" contaminants?  Our VOC Tentatively Identified Compounds (TICs) procedure allows most VOC chemicals that aren't on our target analyte list to be tentatively identified and roughly quantified by computerized searching for the TIC in the National Institute of Science & Technology electron ionization mass spectral library of 242,477 unique compounds. We find and report TIC's in just over 2% of the samples we analyze.

Order today. Incredibly priced at only $109

Free shipping both ways to 48 states
 

The package is small enough to fit into most mailboxes, making return shipping a breeze

What's in Kit180?

  •  Sample bottles and caps for (1) water sample
  •  Instruction Sheet
  •  Sample Information Form
  •  Prepaid & Preaddressed packaging (both ways)

 

What Tests are Included in Kit180?

Bacteria (2)

  • Coliform Positive/Negative
  • Escherichia (E. coli Bacteria) Positive/Negative

Water Quality Ions, Nutrients, Minerals (27)

  • pH
  • Alkalinity down to 5 parts per million*
  • Bicarbonate
  • Carbonate
  • Chlorate down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Clarity down to 1130 mm*
  • Conductivity down to 20 micromhos/cm*
  • Color down to 5 color units*
  • Corrosivity (Aggressive)
  • Corrosivity (Langelier)
  • Corrosivity (Ryznar)
  • Bromide down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Chloride down to 1 part per million*
  • Fluoride down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Hardness down to 1 part per million CaCO3*
  • Hardness down to 0.1 grains/gallon*
  • Nitrite down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Nitrate down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • ortho-Phosphate down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Resistivity down to 50,000 ohms/cm*
  • Salinity
  • Silica down to 0.25 parts per million*
  • Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR)
  • Adjusted SAR
  • Sulfate down to 1 part per million*
  • Total Dissolved Solids down to 13 parts per million*
  • Turbidity down to 1 NTU*

Metals and Heavy Metals (72)

  • Aluminum down to 50 parts per billion*
  • Antimony down to 5 parts per billion*
  • Arsenic down to 2 parts per billion*
  • Barium down to 100 parts per billion*
  • Beryllium down to 2 parts per billion*
  • Bismuth down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Boron down to 50 parts per billion*
  • Cadmium down to 1 part per billion*
  • Calcium down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Cerium down to 5 parts per billion*
  • Cesium down to 20 parts per billion*
  • Chromium, total down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Chromium, hexavalent down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Cobalt down to 20 parts per billion*
  • Copper down to 20 parts per billion*
  • Dysprosium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Erbium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Europium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Gadolinium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Gallium down to 20 parts per billion*
  • Germanium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Gold down to 20 parts per billion*
  • Hafnium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Holmium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Indium down to 20 parts per billion*
  • Iridium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Iron down to 0.01 parts per million*
  • Lanthanum down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Lead down to 1 part per billion*
  • Lithium down to 50 parts per billion*
  • Lutetium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Magnesium down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Manganese down to 5 parts per billion*
  • Mercury down to 25 parts per trillion*
  • Molybdenum down to 20 parts per billion*
  • Nickel down to 20 parts per billion*
  • Neodymium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Niobium down to 50 parts per billion*
  • Osmium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Palladium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Phosphorus down to 0.5 parts per million*
  • Platinum down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Potassium down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Praseodymium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Rhodium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Rubidium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Ruthenium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Samarium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Scandium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Selenium down to 5 parts per billion*
  • Silicon down to 100 parts per billion*
  • Silver down to 5 parts per billion*
  • Sodium down to 1 part per million*
  • Strontium down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Sulfur down to 500 parts per billion*
  • Tantalum down to 50 parts per billion*
  • Tellurium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Terbium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Thallium down to 2 parts per billion*
  • Thorium down to 20 parts per billion*
  • Thulium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Tin down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Titanium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Tungsten down to 50 parts per billion*
  • Uranium down to 5 parts per billion* - Parent element and indicator of Radon and Radium
  • Vanadium down to 20 parts per billion*
  • Ytterbium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Yttrium down to 10 parts per billion*
  • Zinc down to 0.02 parts per million*
  • Zirconium down to 50 parts per billion*

Volatile Organics (120 VOC's) Generally down to 0.5 parts per billion each*

  • 1-Chlorobutane down to 5 parts per billion*
  • 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
  • 1,1,2-Trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane (Freon® 113)
  • 1,1-Dichloroethane
  • 1,1-Dichloroethene
  • 1,1-Dichloropropene
  • 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP)
  • 1,2,3-Trimethylebenzene
  • 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • 1,2-Dibromomethane
  • 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane (Ethylene dichloride, Dichloroethane)
  • 1,2-Dichloropropane
  • 1,3-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,3-Dichloropropane
  • 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
  • 2,2-Dichloropropane
  • 2,2,4-Trimethylpentane
  • 2-Butanone (MEK)
  • 2-Chloroethylvinyl ether
  • 2-Chlorotoluene
  • 2-Hexanone (MBK)
  • 2-Methylnaphthalene
  • 2-Nitropropane down to 50 parts per billion*
  • 4-Chlorotoluene
  • 4-Isopropyltoluene (p-Isopropyltoluene)
  • 4-Methyl-2-pentanone (MIBK)
  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Acrolein
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Allyl chloride (3-Chloro-1-propene) down to 5 parts per billion*
  • Amyl acetate
  • Benzene
  • Bromobenzene
  • Bromochloromethane
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Bromomethane
  • Butyl acetate
  • Carbon disulfide
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Chloroacetonitrile down to 50 parts per billion*
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Chlorodifluoromethane (Freon® 22)
  • Chloroethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chloromethane
  • Chloropentafluoroethane (Freon® 115)
  • cis-1,2-Dichloroethene
  • cis-1,3-Dichloropropene
  • Cyclohexane
  • Cyclohexanol
  • n-Decane
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dibromomethane
  • Dichlorodifluoromethane (Freon® 12)
  • Diethyl ether (Ethyl ether)
  • Diisopropyl ether (Isopropyl ether)
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl methacrylate
  • Ethyl-tert-butyl ether (ETBE)
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Ethylene dibromide (EDB) down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Hexachlorobutadiene
  • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
  • Hexachloroethane
  • n-Heptane
  • n-Hexane
  • Isobutyraldehyde
  • Isopropyl acetate
  • Isopropyl alcohol (2-Propanol)
  • Isopropylbenzene
  • Methacrylonitrile down to 50 parts per billion*
  • Methyl acrylate down to 50 parts per billion*
  • Methyl formate
  • Methyl iodide
  • Methyl methacrylate
  • Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)
  • Methylcyclopentane
  • Methylene chloride (Dichloromethane)
  • Naphthalene
  • Nitrobenzene  down to 100 parts per billion*
  • n-Butanol
  • n-Butylbenzene
  • n-Propanol
  • n-Propyl acetate
  • n-Propylbenzene
  • n-Nonane
  • n-Octane
  • Pentane
  • Pentachloroethane down to 5 parts per billion*
  • Propionitrile down to 50 parts per billion*
  • sec-Butylbenzene
  • Styrene
  • tert-Amyl-methyl ether (TAME)
  • tert-Butanol
  • tert-Butylbenzene
  • Tetrachloroethene (Perchloroethylene)
  • Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
  • Toluene
  • trans-1,2-Dichloroethene
  • trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
  • trans-1,4-Dichloro-2-butene
  • Trichloroethene (TCE)
  • Trichlorofluoromethane (Freon® 11)
  • Trimethyl-o-acetate
  • Vinyl acetate
  • Vinyl chloride
  • m-Xylene
  • o-Xylene
  • p-Xylene
  • Tentatively Identified Compounds (up to 20 TICS)

Trihalomethanes (THM’s)/Disinfectant Byproducts down to 0.5 parts per billion each*

  • Bromoform
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichlorobromomethane
  • Chloroform
  • Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Refrigerants and Freons® down to 0.5 parts per billion each

  • 1,1,2-Trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane (Freon® 113)
  • Chlorodifluoromethane (Freon® 22)
  • Chloropentafluorethane (Freon® 115)
  • Dichlorodifluoromethane (Freon® 12)
  • Trichlorofluoromethane (Freon® 11)

Gasoline Indicator Parameters (GIPs) down to 0.5 parts per billion each*

  • Benzene (BTEX cmpd)
  • Toluene (BTEX cmpd)
  • Ethylbenzene (BTEX cmpd)
  • m-Xylene (BTEX cmpd)
  • o-Xylene (BTEX cmpd)
  • p-Xylene (BTEX cmpd)
  • 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,2-Dibromoethane (Ethylene dibromide or EDB)
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane (Ethylene dichloride, dichloroethane)
  • 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
  • 2-Methylnaphthalene
  • Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)
  • Naphthalene
  • Gasoline Range Organics (GRO - approx. C6-C12 range)

Gasoline Oxygenates down to 10-50 parts per billion each*

  • Acetone
  • 2-Butanone (MEK)
  • Diisopropyl ether (Isopropyl ether)
  • Ethyl-tert-butyl ether (ETBE)
  • Isopropyl alcohol (2-Propanol)
  • 4-Methyl-2-pentanone (MIBK)
  • Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)
  • tert-Amyl-methyl ether (TAME)
  • tert-Butanol

* Lowest reporting limit typically and routinely used.  In some cases, sample matrix and/or instrument conditions may result in a slightly higher reporting limit.

 

How can we possibly "see" those tiny amounts?  We use:

  •  Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

  •  Inductively Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)

  •  Chemically Suppressed Ion Chromatography (IC)

  •  Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry

  •  Multi-channel Continuous Flow Analyzer (CFA)

  •  Discrete Segmented Flow and Flow Injection Analyzer

  •  Dynamic Headspace Purge & Trap Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry PT-GC-MS

Do you really need testing equipment costing millions to test your water? The USEPA thinks so, and is why they haven't granted certification for the D.I.Y. test kits you see everywhere. Don't be fooled and don't settle for anything less than a professional USEPA certified drinking water laboratory.

 

So What Do I Get?

You'll get an email with tracking info when your Kit ships. Shipment will be by USPS Priority Mail, the same day of payment, or not later than next-business day. USPS claims 2-3 day delivery to anywhere in the United States however our experience is 1-7 days.

  You'll get in the U.S. Mail everything needed to collect (1) water sample along with return packaging and prepaid, pre-addressed Priority Mail postage. The package is small enough to fit into most mailboxes.

  You'll get a second email when your sample arrives at our laboratory.

You'll get a third email containing your Lab Report within 5 business days after we receive your water sample. Do not expect a lightweight, dumbed-down spreadsheet or pictogram, this is a real laboratory report. It contains all your lab data, including who ran the test, when they ran the test, how they ran the test, the limits of detection, and any problems or issues with the test. Test results that exceeds recommended levels will be noted. Your Drinking Water Laboratory Report will compare your water to U.S. EPA regulations and guidelines, as well as comparing your results to our huge laboratory database of water test results - making it easy to spot problems. It also includes explanations and treatment, if necessary.

example lab reportSample Lab Report

Most importantly, you'll get peace of mind knowing your water is safe. But it's not uncommon that we discover water problems. Don't take the risk.

 

INSTRUCTIONS
(instructions are also included in the kit)

Plan ahead! Some tests are best analyzed quickly, so try to collect the sample early in the week to avoid weekend transit. Place the refrigerant pack in your freezer the night before sampling

  1. Select a faucet normally used for drinking water. To test the source water, run water for 3-5 minutes. To better represent what you're drinking, collect water from the first draw.

  2. Remove bottles and uncap. Don't mix up caps and bottles.

  3. Don't rinse out bottles (one bottle contains nutrients for the bacteria tests). Fill the small glass bottles completely full. Invert to check for air. If you can see an air bubble, remove the cap and add more water. Fill the plastic bottles about ˝inch from the top and cap tightly.

  4. Place bottles back in the tray and reassemble with the ice pack in between the two glass bottles.

  5. Insert the box into the Ziploc bag and zip it closed.

  6. Fill out the yellow Information Form completely and clearly.

  7. Place everything into the prepaid insulated envelope and drop it in the mail.

 
Frequently
Asked
Questions (FAQ)

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