High-resolution Nitrate Water Test
Recommended by SimpleLab™ 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.
This Tap Score water test package provides all required materials to properly collect and submit a sample for certified laboratory testing. Reported results will include detailed, quantified analysis of of nitrate (as N) by EPA method 300.0 (or equivalent).Testing includes: Nitrate (as N).
Report analysis includes: Health-risk assessment, potential plumbing and aesthetic issues (taste, odor, appearance), comparison to any regulatory limits and/or public health guidelines, and unbiased treatment recommendations.
Contaminants this tests for▾
This testing package is designed to test your sample for:
Nitrate (as N)
How it works▾
This mail-in laboratory testing package includes:
- sampling vial(s)
- sampling instructions
- prepaid overnight return shipping label
- sample information card/chain of custody document
- shipping container
Once the lab receives the sample, your personalized Tap Score Report will arrive by email within 5 business days.
Each testing package is intended for one sample from a single location, unless otherwise specified.
By default, this broad-based chemical and biological water quality screening package is designed to provide you with general information about your water for personal use. Each report includes analysis for specific numerical concentration levels of each contaminant and details about the potential sources and health effects associated with each parameter. We are not medical doctors and SimpleLab does not provide medical advice. For medical concerns always consult your doctor. As an informational water quality test, this package is not meant for state or federal compliance water testing. If you or your organization requires compliance with State or Federal Law, or compliance with a particular regulatory requirement then you must contact our support team and we will use the appropriate certified laboratory facilities to ensure your compliance testing requirements are met. For more information about SimpleLab informational testing and certification options click here.