Call Criterion (215) 244-1300

Criterion offers both Accredited Drinking Water Testing and Residential Well Water Testing with our Water Test Kit. Criterion’s Drinking Water Test Kits are perfect for Residential Well Water testing.

Criterion’s Drinking Water Testing and Water Test Kit includes a carefully-selected group of laboratory analyses that measure contaminants to ensure that your water is safe to drink, including:

  • Bacteria (Total Coliform, e. Coli)
  • Primary Pollutant Metals (e.g. Pb and Cu)
  • Per- and PolyFluoroAlkyl Substances (PFAS)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Synthetic Organic Contaminants (SOCs)
  • Disinfection Byproducts (THMs and HAAs)
  • Inorganic contaminants (eg. Nitrates and Nitrites)

Criterion also monitors the chemistry of Drinking Water:

  • pH
  • Hardness
  • Turbidity

Turnaround Times are 2-weeks, but rush analysis is available. Questions? Give us a call: (215) 244-1300. Press 0 and ask about Drinking Water testing.

Criterion’s Drinking Water Test Kits

Standard Drinking Water Test:

  • Total Coliform
  • Nitrate, Nitrite, Chloride, Sulfate
  • Lead (Pb) and Copper (Cu); Additional metals are $10 each: (Mn, As, Ba, Be, Cd, Cr, Se, Ag, Fe)
  • pH
  • Hardness
  • Turbidity

Advanced Drinking Water Test:

  • Total Coliform
  • Nitrate, Nitrite, Chloride, Sulfate
  • Full Metal Profile (Pb, Cu, Mn, As, Ba, Be, Cd, Cr, Se, Ag, Fe)
  • Full VOC Profile
  • Pesticide Scan
  • pH
  • Hardness
  • Turbidity

PFAS Testing

PFAS Test:
Full PFAS Scan (18 compounds including PFOS and PFOA) using Method 537.1 or Method 533.

For more information about PFAS testing in Drinking Water, visit Criterion’s PFAS testing page.

Test Kit Instructions

Pick up and Deliver Criterion’s Drinking Water Test Kit or Criterion will ship a cooler containing: sample collection bottles, ice packs, sampling instructions, a chain of custody, and a return shipping label. Samples should be sent via over-night delivery on Monday-Thursday.

Sample collection is simple! Simply freeze the ice pack, fill the prepared bottles, complete the Chain of Custody, and transport the container back to our laboratory!

Drinking water test kit for well water and at-home water testing.

Criterion offers Standard and Advanced Drinking Water Test Kits, which can be shipped to your location, or you can pick-up and drop-off samples for a reduced cost.

Criterion Laboratories
400 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

To order a Test Kit, call (215) 244-1300. You test kit will be prepared upon payment, and results are returned via email.

Refrigeration and cooling of samples is key for samples tested for bacteria (total coliform).
Do not rinse bottles before collecting the samples some bottles contain small amounts of preservatives.
Samples should be refrigerated immediately after collection.