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Iron Water Test

non toxic

Water test for iron - great value for money

Detect iron in drinking water and take action!

  • Easy sample collection incl. instructions - no prior knowledge required
  • Water analysis in an accredited water testing laboratory ISO 17025
  • Fast test results - after just 5-7 days incl. expert tips

Iron, like other heavy metals, can often contaminate tap water. If you want to test your water for other metals like lead and copper, our Combined Test is the one for you. Test your drinking water in order to detect potential contamination early on and take action. Iron residue in water may be due to corroded pipes or parts of taps and fittings.  

Iron Water Test
IVARIO laboratory analyses are performedimmediately after receipt
of your sample.IVARIO is part of the GBA-Group - one of the leading accredited laboratory service providers in Europe!
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Shipping and service flat rate (outward and return shipping)

Our packaging and shipping fee is £7.50 for outward shipment, the amount may slightly vary due to conversion from Euros.Savings campaign extended! Today return shipping of samples for laboratory analysis is free of additional charge!

No hidden shipping costs or fees await you.

incl. 20% VAT
Iron Water Test

How your water analysis works

  • your test kit is dispatched within 24 hours
  • incl. step-by-step instructions
  • foolproof sample collection
  • sample is analysed as soon as it is received

More information on the Iron Water Test

Water testing for iron - iron in water - origin and consequences

Iron can end up in tap water for a variety of reasons. It can enter water from iron pipes that normally have a zinc coating. Over time, this zinc coating can erode, releasing iron into the water. Taps and fittings can also be the cause of iron in water. Similarly, pipes made of copper (in new buildings) and lead (in older buildings) can cause contaminated water. Test your water for these metals and a wide range of other substances with our Water Analysis PLUS.

The maximum concentration of iron that should be present in tap water according to the Water Supply Regulations is 0.2 mg/l. 

This standard should be complied with to prevent the build up of iron residue in tanks and pipes and thus avoid time-consuming cleaning measures. Iron predominantly enters drinking water as rust and gives it a reddish brown colour.

Iron is an essential trace element for the human body. One of its purposes is to support the transport of oxygen in the blood. Iron is thought to pose a health risk when the daily dose exceeds 200 mg/l. 

Testing water for iron - how it works

Our iron test helps you to either rule out or detect potential contamination of your water. If the statutory limit for iron is exceeded, action is required on the part of the property owner. The iron test can be done in just a few steps, and you will receive the results just 7 days after the laboratory receives your sample. Not only do you find out if your drinking water is contaminated with iron, but you find out to what extent. If you suspect contamination, we recommend this test.



In addition to iron, your water may contain a range of other contaminants. Why not test your tap water for other heavy metals and bacteria? Take a look at our other water test kits. Other substances which commonly end up in drinking water through pipes and fittings include the heavy metals copper, lead and nickel, which can be harmful for pregnant women, children and adults when ingested on a regular basis. An analysis of these heavy metals is not included in this test. The statutory limits are substantially lower for these substances (copper: 2.0mg/l, lead: 0.01mg/l). Our Combined Test, which tests for these heavy metals as well as for 11 other substances, quickly gives you peace of mind, and the Water Analysis PLUS, which tests 31 parameters, means you can be on the safe side. 

Don't know which test is the right one for you? Find a comparison of our water test kits here.

incl. 20% VAT

Customer opinions on Iron Water Test

Wernja . (03.05.2017)
Brown water causing worry at home
The test was straightforward.

Please note that this test serves as a self-monitoring tool and cannot be used for official or legal purposes because the sample is taken by you as a private individual and not by a specialist. If you require officially approved results in accordance with the Water Supply Regulations (e.g. for landlords or housing companies), the sample must be taken by a specialist. If you have questions concerning this, contact us and we will be happy to advise you.