Nitrate Water Test

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Nitrate Water Test

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Recommended for targeted, high-resolution testing of nitrate in drinking water. Nitrate is a common groundwater contaminant, particularly in rural areas and those near areas with heavy agricultural activity. Fertilizers, septic systems, and manure-related operations are the most common sources contributing to nitrate contamination in drinking water supplies. The US government regulates nitrate in drinking water because high nitrates can cause methemoglobinemia, or "blue baby" disease. Subsequently, nitrate testing is recommended for pregnant women and households with newborn babies.

Many people who test for nitrate in their water also choose to test for Nitrifying and Denitrifying Bacteria in their water with a self-testing add-on kit for related bacteria.

$144.00

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Nitrate Water Test

Is this the right test for you?

What our scientists say:

“ High nitrates pose a serious health risk to pregnant people. It can also cause an acute illness known as “blue baby syndrome” in infants. Sources of nitrate include agricultural runoff, industrial waste, septic systems, and natural erosion. "

This is the right test if you:

    • Are served by a private well or spring.
    • Have pregnant people or infants in the home.
    • Live near an area with heavy agricultural and farming activity.
    • Concerned about nearby industrial contamination.
About This Contaminant

How it works

  • Collect Sample

    1. Collect Sample

    We ship you everything you need to test your drinking water, including a guide on how to collect your sample.

  • Ship to Lab

    2. Ship to Lab

    Send your sample back to us for rigorous, certified, independent testing. The shipping’s on us!

  • Get Report

    3. Get Report

    After our labs analyze your sample, we’ll send you a full report on what's in your water and what to do next.

What’s inside your testing kit?

Sampling Instructions

Every test comes with step by step instructions on how to prepare your water source, collect your water sample, and prepare your sample for return shipment to our labs.

Collection Bottles

Your kit includes all the bottles, tubes or vials necessary to collect your water sample. For most kits, however, there is only one collection bottle needed.

Sample Information Card

Your kit includes a postcard that asks for a few details about how and where you collected your sample (i.e. kitchen faucet). Just fill it out, drop it in the return box, and we'll do the rest.

Prepaid Shipping Label

Shipping is always on us. This package includes a prepaid overnight shipping label to the lab. Just stick the provided label on the outside of the box and drop it in the mail.

Return Container (If Applicable)

Some of our tests require your water sample to be cold when it reaches our labs. If this applies to your test, the proper refrigeration items will be included.

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After our certified labs receive and test your water sample, we will email your custom Tap Score Report, a simple digital tool that helps you understand exactly what’s in your water and what you can do about it.

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Customer Kudos

"It was easy and gave us a lot of good details. We learned that we do not have arsenic in our well water. We also learned our water is super hard and the report actually said "do not water your plants with this water, it will kill them" I just thought I sucked at growing plants, it's nice to know its not me, it's the hard water."

AMAZON CUSTOMER

"This test is worth it. It is the same price or cheaper than any lab I've seen, but you just mail it in. The results were were extremely detailed and the online interface is very user-friendly and easy to understand."

AMAZON CUSTOMER

Simple interface and useful information make this a good value. I live in a 1956 airspace condo with good pipes but bad maintenance, so for everyone’s peace of mind I went ahead and got this done (and also previously ran basic asbestos tests on the plasterboard and ceiling popcorn. We’re all good here!

— C. FISHER

Amazon Customer

The testing done is superior to what we had done by a local company. This makes it an excellent value for those of us that are on our own wells. If you want a water test that is outstanding check these folks out.

— TOM G.

Amazon Customer

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