Samples should be delivered to the lab as soon as possible after they are taken.

Before You Sample

We generally recommend you take your sample from the kitchen sink. To prevent outside contamination or other interference, please do not remove any aerators or mixers from the tap unless there is visible contamination.

Plastic Bottle / Container

Let cold water run for approximately 3 to 5 minutes (this flushes standing water from household plumbing). Using caution not to touch the inside of container, fill almost to the top.

Glass Vial

Fill this vial slowly until water bulges on top of rim. Screw the cap on securely, making sure not to allow any airspace or bubbles. (Air bubbles may occur after a short while. This is normal and does not affect sample.)

Please fill all bottles included in your sample kit.

If you have any questions, please call (805)-644-1095