Pre-cleaned and sterilized sample containers are available without charge. Containers are preserved as appropriate. Samples for bacterial analysis must be taken in sterile bottles. 

Routine Well Analysis sample bottle kits (with sampling instructions) are available for pick-up at the health departments with courier services listed below, as well as the towns of Chatham, Orleans. 

The lab offers a free courier service on Tuesday and Thursday from Wellfleet, Eastham, and Brewster.

Courier service is also available on Wednesday from Mashpee and Falmouth.

Choose from the List of Analyses below to View Sampling Methods and Storage Requirements

View Volatile Organic Analyses and Sampling Requirements

View Semi-Volatile Organic Analyses and Sampling Requirements

Semi-volatile organic analysis parameters include: Semi-volatile Organics, Semi-volatile Organics (drinking water), 2,3,7,8-TCDD (Dioxin) (Drinking Water), Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH).

View Conventional Organic Analyses and Sampling Requirements

Conventional organic analysis parameters include: Biochemical Oxygen Demand (5 Day BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Organic Carbon Total (TOC), Phenolics, Surfactants (MBAS).

View Hydrocarbon Analyses and Sampling Requirements

Hydrocarbon analysis parameters include: Hydrocarbon Fingerprint (GC/FID), Oil and Grease, Gasoline Range Organics, Diesel Range Organics.

View Metals Analyses and Sampling Requirements

Metals analysis parameters include: Total Metals (Except Mercury), Dissolved Metals (Except Mercury), Total Mercury, Dissolved Mercury, SDWA Lead and Copper Rule, Hexavalent Chromium.

Radiological Analyses and Sampling Requirements

Radiological analysis parameters include: Gross Alpha and Beta, Radium – 226, Radium – 228, Strontium – 90.

Microbiological Analyses and Sampling Requirements

Microbiological analysis parameters include:  E. coli, Enterococcus Sp, Fecal Coliform, Fecal Strep, HPC, Iron Bacteria, Pseudomonas Sp., Sulfur Bacteria, Total Coliform.

Conventional Inorganic Analyses and Sampling Requirements

Conventional inorganic analysis parameters include: Alkalinity, Bromide, Chloride, Total Residual Chlorine, Cyanides, Fluoride, Ammonia, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Nitrate, Nitrite, Orthophosphate, Dissolved Oxygen, Total Phosphorus, Silica, Sulfate, Sulfide, and Sulfite.

Conventional Physical Properties Analyses and Sampling Requirements

Conventional physical properties analysis parameters include: Color, Conductance, Hardness, Odor, pH, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Total Solids (TS), Total Volatile Solids (TVS), Settleable Solids (SS), and Turbidity.

Normal Hours of Operation

The lab is open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday

Samples are only accepted according to the following schedule:

Monday through Thursday,  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM *Hours will vary to accommodate government holidays.

If you are submitting pool samples: 

  • Pool samples are only accepted between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
  • Pseudomonas expedited turnaround time (rush order) is limited to 4-day and 5-day only.