KAR Laboratories

Drinking Water Test Kit270

for all potable waters including well water and municipal water

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Up to 288 tests in one easy to use kit
KAR Kit270 open

Kit270

274+ TESTS in 8 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

Options & discounts

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.

 

Kit270 packs up to 294 tests (includes 274 individually targeted tests plus up to 20 VOC TICs) in one, simple to use drinking water testing kit. Includes everything in our Kit90 and Kit180 Test Kit with Bacteria, Water Quality, Metals, & VOCs and Disinfectant Byproducts. VOCs are quite common and present in fuels, industrial cleaners, solvents, chemicals, and pharmaceutical precursors. Then we add the crucial Pesticides and PCBs assay, including many of the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council's 'dirty dozen' POPS (Persistent Organic Pollutants). Extremely fast testing with very good coverage of both the common and the uncommon contaminants that other kits can easily miss, priced well below any other comparable water test kit.

  • Bacteria (2)

  • Water Quality Ions, Nutrients, Minerals (27)

  • Metals and Heavy Metals (72)

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (120 VOCs)

  • VOC TICs (up to 20)

  • Trihalomethanes (THMs)/Disinfectant Byproducts (5)

  • Freons and Refrigerants (5)

  • Gasoline Indicator Parameters (14 GIPs)

  • Gasoline Oxygenates (9)

  • Gasoline Range Organics (GRO)

  • Pesticides (40)

  • PCBs (10)

 

Kit270 tests for 26 of 28

fracking
Fracking pic 3
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 that our Kit270 is better, cheaper, and faster than the competition. Understand that no kit - no matter the cost - can detect everything that could possibly be in your water. Worried about "other" contaminants? Our VOC Tentatively Identified Compounds (TICs) procedures allow most VOC chemicals that aren't in our target analyte lists to be tentatively identified and quantified by computerized searching the NIST (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.

Shipping is included both ways to 48 states

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

What's in Kit270?

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

 

What Tests are Included in Kit270?

Bacteria

  • 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)
  • 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
  • o-Xylene (BTEX cmpd)
  • m-Xylene (BTEX cmpd)
  • p-Xylene (BTEX cmpd)
  • 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 t-butyl ether (MTBE)
  • tert-amyl-methyl ether (TAME)
  • tert-Butanol

Pesticides and PCB's generally down to 0.2 parts per billion each*

  • 4,4'-DDD down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • 4,4'-DDE down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • 4,4'-DDT down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Alachlor down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Aldrin down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Atrazine down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • alpha-BHC down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • beta-BHC down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • delta-BHC down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • gamma-BHC (Lindane) down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Butachlor down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Chlorobenzilate down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Chloroneb down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Chlordane-alpha down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Chlordane-gamma down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Chlordane-trans nonachlor down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Dacthal down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • DCPA down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • DCB down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Dieldrin down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Endosulfan I down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Endosulfan II down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Endosulfan sulfate down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Endrin down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Endrin aldehyde down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Etridiazole down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Heptachlor down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Heptachlor epoxide down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Lindane (gamma-BHC) down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Metolachlor down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Methoxychlor down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Metribuzin down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • cis-Nonachlor down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • trans-Nonachlor down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • cis-Permethrin down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • trans-Permethrin down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Propachlor down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Simazine down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • Toxaphene down to 3 parts per billion*
  • Trifluralin down to 0.2 parts per billion*
  • PCB Aroclor 1016 down to 2 parts per billion*
  • PCB Aroclor 1221 down to 2 parts per billion*
  • PCB Aroclor 1232 down to 2 parts per billion*
  • PCB Aroclor 1242 down to 2 parts per billion*
  • PCB Aroclor 1248 down to 2 parts per billion*
  • PCB Aroclor 1254 down to 2 parts per billion*
  • PCB Aroclor 1260 down to 2 parts per billion*
  • PCB Aroclor 1262 down to 2 parts per billion*
  • PCB Aroclor 1268 down to 2 parts per billion*
  • PCB Aroclors, total down to 2 parts per billion*

* 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, trace 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

  •  Liquid-Liquid Extraction (LLE)

  • Gas Chromatography with dual-capillary column, dual Electron Capture Detection (GC-2ECD)

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 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 8 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
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Questions (FAQ)

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