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Laboratories Certified for Lead Analysis
in Drinking Water

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

 

MWRA recommends taking samples from the kitchen's cold water faucet and also a first flush sample. Under EPA regulations, MWRA samples the first flush water that has been standing dormant (unused) for six or more hours, usually overnight. This checks the water in a worst-case scenario. To check the water that is more representative of your daily use, a sample should be taken after running the faucet for at least two minutes. If you have any questions, please call the MWRA Water Quality Hotline: (617) 242-5323, or contact your local water department.

Below is a list of labs that are DEP Certified to test household tap water for lead. Visit the DEP web site for more information and a searchable database of labs.

LIST OF DEP CERTIFIED TESTING LABS: LEAD TESTING CENTERS

Choose the city or town closest to you,
or scroll down for the complete list.

Prices, turnaround times and pick-up/drop-off policies vary.
* = mail-in service available
 
Spectrum Analytical, Inc. | 413-789-9018
11 Almgren Dr., Agawam, MA
Cost $15.00 per sample
Turnaround time: 7-10 business days
Transport: pick up container, mail or drop it off.
Barnstable County Health | 508-375-6606
P.O. Box 427, Rte. 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630
Cost: $20.00
Turnaround time: 2 weeks
Transport: by mail or drop off.
Mass. Department of Public Health State Lab | 617-983-6657
305 South St., Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA
Cost: $80.00 for 3 samples
Turnaround time: 7-10 days
Contact the laboratory for a kit and instructions
Geo Labs, Inc. | 781-848-7844
10 Plain St., Braintree, MA
Cost $30.00
Turnaround time: 5 business days
Transport: pick up container, mail or drop it off.
Groundwater Analytical | 508-759-4441
228 Main St., Buzzards Bay, MA
Cost: $25.00
Turnaround time: 10 days
Transport: pick up container, mail or drop it off.
Northeast Environmental Lab | 978-777-4442
41 Dayton Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Cost: $35.00 for 2 samples
Turnaround time: 5-10 days
Transport: pick up container, mail or drop it off.
Con-Test Analytical | 413-525-2332
39 Spruce St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Cost: $20.00
Turnaround time: 10 days
Transport: by mail or courier
Analytical Balance Corp. | 508-946-2225
422 West Grove St., Middleboro, MA
Cost: $12.00
Turnaround time: 7-10 days
Transport: pick up container, mail or drop it off.
Envirotech Laboratories, Inc. | 508-888-6460
449 Route 130, Sandwich, MA
Cost: $25.00
Turnaround time: 3-4 business days
Transport: pick up container, mail or drop it off.

STL Westfield | 413-572-4000
53 Southampton Rd., Westfield, MA
Cost: $50.00
Turnaround time: 2 weeks
Transport: pick up container, mail or drop it off.

SCILAB - Boston, Inc. | 781-337-9334
8 School St., Weymouth, MA
Cost: $25.00
Turnaround time: 4-5 business days
Transport: Pick up container, mail or drop it off.
Microbac Lab, Inc. | 508-595-0010
100 Barber Ave., Worcester, MA
Cost: $20.00
Turnaround time: 1 week
Transport: pick up container, mail or drop it off.

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Updated January 27, 2014