Mycobacterium Water Test

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Mycobacterium Water Test
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Recommended for targeted testing of non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM) in drinking water. Mycobacteria can grow in drinking water distribution systems and cause disease in humans. There has been a rise in non-tuberculosis mycobacterium detections–particularly in hospitals and other health-care offices–due to heater cooler units required during operations. 

There are also over 170 mycobacterium species commonly found in the environmental and in drinking water sources, including M. avium (MAC), M. fortuitum, M. gordonae, M. kansasii, and M. xenopi.

This Tap Score water test package provides all required materials to properly collect and submit a sample for certified laboratory testing. Reported results will include detailed, quantified analysis of the number of colonies of mycobacterium found in a water sample. If there is a positive detection, the reported results will also include which particular mycobacterium species are present.

Note: Extended incubation and culture time is required (6 weeks) for accurate laboratory confirmation of results. This test cannot be expedited.


Mycobacterium Water Test

Is this the right test for you?


What our scientists say:

“ Mycobacterium detections have been on the rise in recent years. Non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM) can grow in distribution systems. For most people, NTM are not harmful. They can cause serious disease in immunocompromised hospital patients. "


This is the right test if you:

    • Someone in your home has recently contracted a non-tuberculosis mycobacterium infection.


How it works

  • Collect Sample

    1. Collect Sample

    We ship you everything you need to test your drinking water, including a guide on how to collect your sample.

  • Ship to Lab

    2. Ship to Lab

    Send your sample back to us for rigorous, certified, independent testing. The shipping’s on us!

  • Get Report

    3. Get Report

    After our labs analyze your sample, we’ll send you a full report on what's in your water and what to do next.


    Your custom Tap Score awaits.

    After our certified labs receive and test your water sample, we will email your custom Tap Score Report, a simple digital tool that helps you understand exactly what’s in your water and what you can do about it. LEARN MORE