Laboratory Testing of Drinking Water for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS Testing) is the only way to accurately determine the PFAS contamination levels in your Drinking Water. PFAS Testing is surprisingly affordable, fast, and convenient with Criterion Labs.

Criterion is accredited by the EPA and PADEP to test for 29 PFAS Compounds using EPA Methods 533 and 537.1.

Criterion’s local community is asymmetrically affected by PFAS contamination, so we offer affordable PFAS testing to local residents and well-water users.

Criterion offers PFAS Testing to accurately determine the levels of PFAS contamination in your drinking water. Criterion’s PFAS Test Kits can be shipped or picked-up from our lab:

PFAS Test Kit:
18 PFAS Compounds, including: PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, PFHxS, PFHpA, PFBS

Criterion Laboratories
400 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020
(215) 244-1300

For information about Criterion’s Drinking Water Testing and PFAS Test Kits, click here or contact Criterion: (215) 244-1300.

PFAS Explained

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS for short, refer to a group of manufactured chemicals that are widely-used and break down very slowly over time. The PFAS group is comprised of many chemicals; PFOS and PFOA are the most widely-studied compounds in the PFAS group. Here are a list of 29 PFAS compounds that the EPA monitors, along with the analytical method of detection and the EPA’s Maximum Residue Level (MRL).

ContaminantMethodMRL [ug/L]
11-chloroeicosafluoro-3-oxaundecane-1-sulfonic acid (11Cl-PF3OUdS)5330.005
1H,1H, 2H, 2H-perfluorodecane sulfonic acid (8:2FTS)5330.005
1H,1H, 2H, 2H-perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (4:2FTS)5330.003
1H,1H, 2H, 2H-perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (6:2FTS)5330.005
4,8-dioxa-3H-perfluorononanoic acid (ADONA)5330.003
9-chlorohexadecafluoro-3-oxanonane-1-sulfonic acid (9Cl-PF3ONS)5330.002
hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA)(GenX)5330.005
nonafluoro-3,6-dioxaheptanoic acid (NFDHA)5330.002
perfluoro (2-ethoxyethane) sulfonic acid (PFEESA)5330.003
perfluoro-3-methoxypropanoic acid (PFMPA)5330.004
perfluoro-4-methoxybutanoic acid (PFMBA)5330.003
perfluorobutanesulfonic acid (PFBS)5330.003
perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA)5330.005
perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA)5330.003
perfluorododecanoic acid (PFDoA)5330.003
perfluoroheptanesulfonic acid (PFHpS)5330.003
perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA)5330.003
perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS)5330.003
perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA)5330.003
perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)5330.004
perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)5330.004
perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)5330.004
perfluoropentanesulfonic acid (PFPeS)5330.004
perfluoropentanoic acid (PFPeA)5330.003
perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnA)5330.002
N-ethyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid (NEtFOSAA)537.10.005
N-methyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid (NMeFOSAA)537.10.006
perfluorotetradecanoic acid (PFTA)537.10.008
perfluorotridecanoic acid (PFTrDA)537.10.007

PFAS compounds are often called “forever chemicals” because these perfluorinated compounds have a particular affinity for water, so they are difficult to remediate. In fact, the CDC reports that the majority of Americans have been exposed to PFAS contamination. The PFAS health effects are not well understood, but scientific research suggests that exposure to PFAS may lead to reproductive effects, developmental effects, increased risk of some cancers, comprised immune responses, interference with hormonal production, and increased levels of cholesterol and/or obesity. It is challenging to identify the health effects of each PFAS compound, so data-driven regulations lag behind the environmental and human health risks of these contaminants.

PFAS Testing Information

Sample Collection for PFAS Testing is simple! Please contact Criterion for a PFAS Testing and Sample Collection Guide: (215) 244-1300

Click Here to view the EPA’s Analytical Methods for PFAS Testing of Drinking Water