Criterion is accredited to provide the following drinking water analyses:

  • Chemistry (e.g. pH, hardness, turbidity)
  • Total Coliform, e. Coli, etc.
  • Legionella Bacteria
  • Metals (e.g. Pb and Cu)
  • PFAS (25 PFC Compounds with EPA 533)
  • VOCs and SOCs
  • Disinfection Byproducts (THMs and HAAs)
  • Ionic contaminants (e.g. nitrates/nitrites)

Drinking Water Test Kits

All Drinking Water Test Kits have a 2-Week Turn Around Time. Your Result Will Be Emailed When They Are Completed.

Criterion’s Standard Drinking Water Test: $199 ($259 Shipped)
Total Coliform, pH, Nitrates/Nitrites, Chloride, Hardness, Turbidity, Metals (Pb & Cu)
Additional metals are $10 each: (Mn, As, Ba, Be, Cd, Cr, Se, Ag, Fe)

Criterion’s Advanced Drinking Water Test: $379 ($439 Shipped)
Total Coliform, pH, Nitrates/Nitrites, Chloride, Hardness, Turbidity, Full Metal Profile, VOCs, SOCs, and Disinfection Byproducts (THMs and HAAs)

Basis PFAS Test (PFAS6): $280
PFAS6 (PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, PFHxS, PFHpA, PFBS)

Comprehensive PFAS Test (PFAS25): $400
Tests for all 25 PFAS Compounds on Method 533

Sample collection is simple, and Criterion will ship your tap water test kit and everything you need! Simply freeze an ice pack, fill the prepared bottles, complete the paperwork, and transport the container back to our laboratory!

You can pick-up and drop off the water quality testing kit at our lab to save the shipping fee. Your test kit will be delivered in a cooler containing: sample collection bottles, ice pack, sampling instructions, chain of custody form, and a return shipping label. The samples should be overnighted back to our laboratory on Monday-Thursday.

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


Water testing kits have a turn-around-time of 7 days, and you will receive a report of results.

To order a Test Kit, call (215) 244-1300. You test kit will be prepared upon payment.

Refrigeration and cooling of samples is key.
Do not rinse bottles before collecting the samples some bottles contain small amounts of preservatives.
Samples should be refrigerated immediately after collection.