Water Quality

ZooQuatic Laboratory offers in-depth water quality testing to help you ensure that you are providing the best living conditions for your animals. We provide expert solutions to challenging water quality problems for all types of aquatic environments. We also support your research needs with special pricing submitted on batch submissions when possible. Don't see what you are looking for? Please reach out as we are continually developing new services.

Water Analysis and Services
Water- Coliforms, Enterococcus and Total Bacteria
Water- Individual Tests

Prices effective February 1, 2023 reflect a cash discount of 3%, applicable with payment of invoice by ACH or Check. Prices are subject to change.

Water Quality sample shipping

Water Chemistry samples

When shipping water samples, make sure tubes and containers are tightly sealed, preferably with parafilm wrapped around the outside of the lid. Put clearly labeled sample containers inside a ziploc bag with absorbent material and use packing material to pack items tightly in the box to reduce leaking and/or breakage.

Bacteria Monitoring samples

Water samples for bacteria monitoring must be sent within 24 hours of sample collection and shipped on ice overnight. Samples must be collected into sterile containers, preferably with parafilm wrapped on the outside of the lid to both protect the contents from contamination and prevent leaks. The Water Quality lab will not accept water samples for bacteria monitoring on a Friday, so plan your sampling and shipping accordingly.

Shipping your samples

Samples may be shipped to us at this address:

ZooQuatic Laboratory
701 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Our loading dock is open Monday through Friday, but for overnight shipments we encourage you to ship no later than Wednesday to ensure your package arrives before the weekend. Many factors can impact shipping times and we want to be sure your precious cargo arrives to us safely. Please include a completed submission form with your package and give us a quick heads up at labservices@zooquaticlab.com when you've sent something our way so we can be on the lookout for it.

We know shipping can be expensive, so we offer FedEx billable stamps that can reduce typical shipping costs by over 50%.