The sample bottle is sterile and contains white crystals of sodium thiosulfate, a dechlorinating compound. DO NOT open the bottle until the moment it is to be filled. DO NOT rinse the bottle. Please observe the expiration date on bottle. This bottle cannot be used to collect a sample after the expiration date indicated on the bottle label.
Please note: A fee of $20 is charged for this test and an invoice will accompany the test results. If this sample is for a new drinking water well, the fee is included in the permit fee; please write the permit number under your address to avoid being charged a second time.
A total coliform sample must be submitted the same day it is collected so that the sample will arrive at the DHEC laboratory within 30 hours after collection. Samples received more than 30 hours after collection cannot be tested. DHEC accepts samples on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during normal business hours, except that samples submitted at our 2600 Bull Street location must arrive before 2:00 p.m. Samples are not accepted on Thursdays, Fridays, the day before a state holiday or state holidays.