What is the difference between a mail-in test and an in-office test?

Mail-in tests involve collecting your water samples and sending them off to a company or laboratory to obtain your water testing results. These tests often include water vials, return shipping labels, and packages to send your samples back to a lab. An added benefit of mail-in tests is third-party authentication and having your results stored by the laboratory for your reference. The two most common mail-in testing methods are FLO and R2A.

In-office testing is similar to mail-in except after you collect the water samples – you let them incubate in your office until they are ready to be measured and recorded. The added benefit to in-office testing is you get to conduct your waterline test in the comfort of your own office! It is important to note that when using an in-office test, you will need to manually document your water testing results in case you ever need to reference them in the future. The most common in-office testing method is QuickPass.

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