Testing Solutions For The Home & Office

Adirondack understands how important it is to provide clean & safe drinking water for you, your family, or your business. Our state-certified, nationally accredited laboratory offers a variety of solutions that can help you identify harmful contaminants in your water. With over 35 years of industry experience, you can trust Adirondack's expertise to provide the reliable results you need at an affordable price. Get started today and select the home test kit that best suits your analytical requirements.

How it Works

We will provide a complete kit with cooler, sample bottles, instructions for filling, and chain of custody paperwork. Drop off full samples to our laboratory in downtown Albany and receive comprehensive results via email within ten business days.

Choose a Kit

Select the analysis that best suits your sample project.

Select a Shipping Option

Ground or overnight kit shipped directly to your doorstep.

Collect Your Sample

Collect your samples, place in cooler with ice, and drop off or overnight ship to our Albany location at 314 North Pearl Street.

Receive Your Results

Receive a comprehensive report via email. Standard test turnaround time is ten business days, two day expedited turnaround is also offered for an additional fee.

*Adirondack will not be responsible for samples that do not get delivered on time to our laboratory. It is the customer's responsibility to follow instructions and get their sample to us before hold time expires. No refunds will be honored for samples that arrive to our facility outside of hold times. Click "learn more" for kit-specific hold times.

Test My Water

Lead in Water Kit

The most common source of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets and fixtures. Lead pipes are more likely to be found in homes built before 1986. Adirondack's Lead in Water Test Kit will tell you how much lead is in your water



Well Water Test Kit

Also known as the FHA Long List, this annual list covers contaminants listed by both the CDC and NYS DOH.



Total Coliform & E Coli Kit

The NYS DOH recommends testing your water annually for bacteria. Total Coliforms include bacteria found in soil, water, and human/animal waste. E coli is the best indicator of fecal pollution and the presence of pathogens



FHA Short List

This test is ideal for rural property dwellers, real estate agents, and home inspectors looking to certify their water according to minimum FHA standards.


Experience is the solution

35+ Years Industry Experience

Whether it be for wastewater, drinking water, or soil, we have the expertise meet all of your testing needs.

20+ Compounds Tested

Our analyses include tests for iron, lead, nitrate, nitrite, total coliform, fluoride, turbidity, and much more.

16+ Years of Service

Proudly serving the Capital Region and surrounding areas for over 16 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The drinking water in our homes comes from either surface water or ground water. Surface water collects in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. Ground water is located below ground where it collects within rocks in underground aquifers. We obtain ground water by drilling wells and pumping it to the surface.
A water system is considered a "Public Water System" if it has at least 15 service connections or serves at least 25 people for at least 60 days a year. In accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, these municipalities are required to treat drinking water to protect against health effects from exposure to naturally-occurring and man-made contaminants.
Private water sources are typically private wells that are dug, drilled, or driven into the groundwater to supply fresh water for a home. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not monitor or treat private well drinking water. The homeowner is responsible to test and make sure the well water is safe to drink.
You should have your well tested once each year for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). According to the New York State Department of Health, you should test your well water for:
  • E. coli & coliform bacteria
  • Lead
  • Nitrate & Nitrite
  • Arsenic
  • Sodium
  • Iron & Manganese
  • Turbidity
  • pH
  • Hardness
  • Alkalinity
The most common sources of ground water contaminants are the following:
  • Naturally occurring chemicals in minerals (ie arsonic, radon, uranium)
  • Local land use practices(fertilizers, pesticides, livestock, animal feeding, etc)
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Sewer overflows
  • Malfunctioning wastewater treatment systems (for example, nearby septic systems)