KAR Laboratories

Drinking Water Test Kit360

for potable waters including wells and municipal water

BIGGER IS BETTER IN CONTAMINANT SCREENING

Kits that are truly elite and in a class all by themselves

Up to 362 tests in one easy to use kit!

Kit360

323 TESTS in 10 BUSINESS DAYS (99.6% on-time or sooner)

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

Prepaid shipping both ways (48 states only)

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

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NOTICE: DRINKING WATER AND WELL 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

 

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 cannot be resold due to potential contamination of the sample bottles.  Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

 

Kit360 includes up to a staggering 363 tests with a minimum of 323 targeted contaminants plus up to 40 non-targeted tests ("Tentatively Identified Compounds", or TICs) with the ability to detect organic compounds way beyond what other labs can do using our TOC analyzers.  This elite service comes in an easy to use drinking water test sampling kit that's the fastest and most complete water test kit at any price, yet sells for less than most kits with half the capability. This vastly superior water test kit includes all the tests in every kit we sell plus more, including contaminants and screening not available elsewhere. You get bacteria, minerals, nutrients,  water quality, ions, metals and heavy metals, VOCs, Pesticides, PCBs, etc., then for this kit we also add Synthetic and Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs), Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons, (PNAs), Phthalates and Adipates, metal lubricants and coolants, azo dyes, wood preservatives, plasticizers, printing ink solvents, liquid crystal intermediates, pharmaceutical and drug precursors, and up to 40 Tentatively Identified Compounds (20 VOC and 20 SVOC TICs).  Also all USEPA Priority Pollutants, POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants), PBT's (Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic) and TOMPs (Toxic Organic Micro Pollutants), including  nearly all of the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council's 'dirty dozen' POPS.  Finally, our exclusive organic catch-all test, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), completes this test battery, giving you a panoramic view of your drinking water.

  • Bacteria (2)

  • Water Quality, Ions, Nutrients, Minerals (24)

  • Metals, Heavy Metals (70)

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (120 VOCs)

  • Volatile Organic Compounds TICS (up to 20 TICs - if detected)

  • Gasoline Indicator Parameters (14 GIPs)

  • Freons (5)

  • Trihalomethanes/Disinfectant Byproducts (5)

  • Gasoline Oxygenates (9)

  • Gasoline Range Organics (GRO)

  • Pesticides (40)

  • PCBs (10)

  • Semi-Volatile Organics (SVOAs)

  • Semi-Volatile Organic TICs (up to 20)

  • Synthetic Organics

  • Phthalates

  • Adipates

  • Nitrophenols

  • Chlorophenols

  • Polynuclear Aromatics Hydrocarbons (16 PNAs)

  • Diesel Range Organics (DRO)

  • Total Organic Carbon TOC (NPOC)

 

Kit360 tests for 26 of 28
fracking
Fracking pic 4
indicators
described in "Water Wells in Proximity to Natural Gas or Oil Development"

 

When we say "ultimate", we mean it. This Kit comes with a "How do they do that?" price, quality, service and turnaround time. But the real beauty of Kit360 is the number and scope of the targeted tests. It is far superior at detecting non-routine and oddball contaminants that are "off the radar" of every other test kit sold today. Includes the Total Organic Carbon (TOC) test to non-specifically detect any and all non-purgeable organic carbon compounds. No other Kit we know of offers TOC.  No other kit offers SVOC TIC screening, either. So even if your water has an organic contaminant that's not on our huge industry-leading target analyte list, there's a good chance it will be detected, identified, and reported. Included is Tentatively Identified Compounds scans (TICs) for both VOCs and SVOCs, for up to 40 contaminants. Statistically, we report TIC's in just over 2% of the samples. You get up to 362 tests in one, easy to use kit. No other testing kit offers both VOC and SVOC non-target scans. This allows unexpected and untargeted compounds (up to 20 in each of the two scans) to be tentatively identified and quantified by computerized searching of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's electron ionization mass spectral database library of 242,477 unique compounds.

No test kit, no matter the cost, not even this one, can detect everything that could possibly be in your drinking water. That only happens in Hollywood or from those who ignore the science. And that is exactly why you need a water testing kit that includes the largest number of targeted contaminates and also can detect as many non-target contaminants as possible. Ignorance is not bliss in water testing. It can sometimes even be deadly. Stop guessing what's in your water.

Notice - If you are on a public water system

In February 2015, the USEPA drafted its Fourth Contaminant Candidate List (CCL), a list of drinking water contaminants known or thought to occur in public water systems.  For previous CCLs, the agency evaluated thousands of chemicals and microbial contaminants, and used a three-step process for selecting contaminants to be included on the CCL:

1) Identify a broad "universe" of potential drinking water contaminants

2) Apply screening criteria to the CCL universe to identify those contaminants that should be further evaluated - called the Preliminary CCL, or PCCL.

3) Identify contaminants from the PCCL to include on the draft CCL based on more detailed evaluation of occurrence and health effects.

So what does all this mean?  The agency has come up with a list of more than 100 contaminants that may well be of health concern in public drinking waters.  This is a new list and is above and beyond the long list of contaminants that are already regulated.  Our Kit360 has been applying screening criteria since the beginning, and our Kit360 does it three different ways - volatile organic screening, semi-volatile organics/pesticide screening, and Total Organic Carbon screening.  Nobody selling water testing services even comes close, although a couple sellers offer (only) volatile organics screening. That's not enough!  So if the USEPA thinks contaminant screening is important, then it's important.  For more info, see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-04/pdf/2015-02210.pdf

 

Prepaid shipping both ways to 48 states

What's in Kit360?

This kit will test (1) water location

  •  Prepaid sampling package to your door via USPS Priority Mail or UPS
  •  Sample bottles and caps for (1) water sample including (1) 1-L brown glass, (3) 40ml plastic, (1) 45ml plastic, and (2) 40ml glass
  •  Instruction Sheet
  •  Sample Information Form
  •  Return shipping materials including (3) foam refrigerant bricks, pre-cut packing tape, and a prepaid, pre-addressed return label

 

 

What Tests are Included in Kit360?

Bacteria (2)

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

Water Quality Ions, Nutrients, Minerals (24)

  • pH
  • Alkalinity down to 5 parts per million*
  • Bicarbonate
  • Carbonate
  • Chlorate down to 0.1 parts per million*
  • Conductivity down to 20 micromhos/cm*
  • Color down to 5 color units*
  • Corrosivity, Langelier Saturation Index
  • Corrosivity, Ryznar Stability Index
  • 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*
  • 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 (70)

  • 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*
  • 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*
  • Hexavalent chromium 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*
  • 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
  • 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 t-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 tert-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*

Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PNA, PAH)  generally down to 0.2 parts per billion each*

  • Acenaphthene
  • Acenaphthylene
  • Anthracene
  • Benzo(a)anthracene
  • Benzo(a)pyrene
  • Benzo(b)fluoranthene
  • Benzo(ghi)perylene
  • Benzo(k)fluoranthene
  • Chrysene
  • Dibenzo(ah)anthracene
  • Fluoranthene
  • Fluorene
  • Indeno(123cd)pyrene
  • Naphthalene
  • Phenanthrene
  • Pyrene

Semi-Volatiles and Synthetic Organics generally down to 2 parts per billion each*

  • 1,2-Diphenylhydrazine
  • 2-Chloronaphthalene
  • 2-Chlorophenol
  • 2-Methyl-4,6-dinitrophenol
  • 2-Nitrophenol
  • 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodiphenyl-p-Dioxon
  • 2,4-Dichlorophenol
  • 2,4-Dimethylphenol
  • 2,4-Dinitrophenol
  • 2,4-Dinitrotoluene
  • 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol
  • 2,6-Dinitrotoluene
  • 3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine
  • 4-Bromophenyl phenyl ether
  • 4-Chloro-3-methylphenol
  • 4-Chlorophenyl phenyl ether
  • 4-Nitrophenol
  • Benzidine
  • bis(2-Chloroethoxy)methane
  • bis(2-Chloroethyl)ether
  • bis(2-Chloroisopropyl)ether
  • bis(2-Ethylhexyl)adipate
  • bis(2-Ethylhexyl)phthalate
  • Butylbenzyl phthalate
  • di-n-Butyl phthalate
  • Diethyl phthalate
  • Dimethyl phthalate
  • Di-n-octyl phthalate
  • Isophorone
  • n-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine
  • n-Nitrosodimethylamine
  • n-Nitrosodiphenylamine
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Phenol
  • Gasoline Range Organics (GRO - approx. C6-C12 range)
  • Diesel Range Organics (DRO - approx. C10-C28 range)
  • SVOA Tentatively Identified Compounds (up to 20 TICS)

Total Organic Carbon (TOC) down to 0.2 parts per million*

* 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

  •  Programmed Temperature Vaporization Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry PTV-GC-MS

  •  Automated Solid Phase Extraction (SPE)

  •  Wet Oxidation - Nondispersive Infrared Detection (NDIR)

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 the same day of payment, or not later than next-business day. We use either USPS or UPS. Delivery to anywhere in the United States is typically 1-5 business days.

  You'll get in the U.S. Mail everything needed to collect (1) water sample along with return packaging and prepaid 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 approx. 24-page Lab Report within 10 business days after we get 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, 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. Don't rinse out bottles (one bottle contains nutrients for the bacteria tests)

  3. Fill the 4 plastic bottles about ˝inch from the top and cap tightly

  4. Fill the 1 large glass bottle about 1inch from the top and cap tightly

  5. Fill the 2 small glass bottles completely full. Invert to check for air. If you can see an air bubble, remove the cap and add more water

  6. Place the 4 small plastic bottles back in a tray. Place the 2 glass bottles in the other tray and position an ice pack in between them. Now slip a sleeve over each tray.

  7. Fill out the yellow Information Form completely and clearly then place it in the Ziploc bag

  8. Place everything in the insulated shipping box as shown (click on the thumbnail photo below):

Click on the image to see how to pack

 
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