Why should I test for Coliform bacteria?

 

Coliform bacteria are commonly reffered to as indicator organisms because their presence indicates microbial contamination which suggests the presence pathogens. Coliform bacteria themselves are not harmful.

When will I get my test results?

 

It depends on what test you've requested. The Coliform analysis takes between 18-24hrs and as required by the state, if your Coliform test is positive (present) then we will notify you immediatly via phone call. However, the official report isn't released for 2-3 weeks after the test. For all other analysis it  takes about 2-3 weeks until the results are available.

I need the official report immediately, is there any way to get it done?

 

We have 2,3, and 5 day rush results available. Contact us for more details.

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What should I test for?

 

As a lab we are not give the authority to suggest tests. Contact your local health department and inquire about what tests to complete and get back to us.

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How would I test the drinkability of my water?

 

We don't have a preset package to test for "drinkability". You would have to contact your local health department and inquire about what tests to complete and get back to us.

 

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