Lead Testing In Schools

PDC Laboratories is a water testing lab providing school lead testing in Illinois and Missouri. We are a TNI-accredited environmental testing lab.

Illinois Schools Lead Testing Facts

  Note: Analysis must be done by an accredited laboratory.
Note: Potable water, as defined in the law, by “Source of potable water means the point at which non-bottled water that may be ingested by children or used for food preparation exits any tap, faucet, drinking fountain, wash basin in a classroom occupied by children or students under grade 1, or similar point of use; provided, however, that all (a) bathroom sinks and (b) wash basins used by janitorial staff are excluded from this definition.”
As part of our school lead testing program, PDC Laboratories will provide all proper sample containers and sample collection paperwork. Due to the collection site of a school, required acid preservatives will be added to the containers after they are received at the laboratory.
Samples must be delivered to the laboratory so that the laboratory receives them no later than 10 days from the date of collection. This allows the lab time to properly preserve the samples.

After receipt of results from the laboratory, the results should be emailed to IDPH at [email protected].

Learn more about lead testing in schools.

Contact us if you have questions: 

Steve Julien, Project Manager

sj[email protected] 309-683-1776

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