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What drinking water contamination tests should you order? This article explains the general classes of water contaminants covered in a various specific-item or miscellaneous water tests.

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Individual water contaminant tests microbiological, metals, general water chemistry, organics, radiological and lead tests for contaminants in drinking water

This article series describes the types of water testing available, outlines common water test fees, describes the details of what parameters are included in various water test options, and gives advice to assist you in deciding what tests to order.

Readers should also see our longer article WATER TESTING ADVICE for home buyers and building owners: water contaminants, water test procedures, well shock procedures, preventing drinking water contamination, and CHEATING ON WATER TESTS in that document.

Note: these water tests and water test laboratory fees will vary depending on lab chosen and subject to lab rate changes without notice. Our water test fee includes a base collection fee plus the actual lab costs for the specific water tests performed. We do not add a markup on lab costs. Typically these fees pertain only when water testing is performed in combination with a professional building inspection.

INDIVIDUAL ANALYTES - Water Test Parameters & Fees

>Lab Fee:

Microbiological Water Test Fees

 

Total Coliform

$20.00

Total Coliform Enumeration

$40.00

Fecal/E. Coli

$20.00

Fecal Coliform Enumeration

$40.00

Iron Bacteria

$50.00

STD Plate Count

$40.00

Water Contaminant Metals: tests & fees

 

Arsenic

$30.00

Calcium

$20.00

Copper

$20.00

Iron

$20.00

Lead

$30.00

Magnesium

$20.00

Manganese

$20.00

Potassium

$20.00

Sodium

$20.00

Silica

$20.00

Zinc

$30.00

General Water Chemistry Tests

 

Ammonia

$30.00

Alkalinity

$20.00

Chloride

$20.00

Chlorine

$20.00

Color

$10.00

Conductivity

$10.00

Fluoride

$20.00

Hardness

$30.00

MBAS

$40.00

Nitrate

$30.00

Nitrite

$30.00

Odor

$10.00

pH

$10.00

O-Phosphorus

$20.00

T-Phosphorus

$60.00

Tannins

$40.00

Total Dissolved Solids

$20.00

Phenols

$40.00

Sulfate

$20.00

Sulfide

$20.00

Turbidity

$10.00

Organic Water Contaminant Tests

 

Volatile Organics EPA 524.2

$160.00

PCB'S In Oil

$100.00

Radiological & Lead Tests of Water

 

Radon in Water

$30.00

Radon in Air

$30.00

Lead in Paint (per sample)

$40.00

 

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