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Environmental Analysis Laboratory

Turn-around times and reporting

Turn-around times for individual projects will vary depending on the size and complexity of the task. However, most jobs will be completed within a standard turn-around time of 5-10 working days. For some tests this can be reduced through the application of an urgency surcharge.

The following outlines the expected turn-around times for most jobs:

Sample type:Results reported in working days from arrival:
Acid sulfate soil and rock3-5
Compost, basic (2 batches/week)3-4 (arriving Monday - Tuesday)
3-5 (arriving Wednesday - Friday)
Compost, mulch and landscape soils by Australian Standards10-15
Fertilisers, solid and liquid (2 batches/week)3-4 (arriving Monday - Tuesday)
3-5 (arriving Wednesday - Friday)
Potting mix by Australian Standards5-10
Physical soil parameters7-10
Plants (2 batches/week)2-3 (arriving Monday - Tuesday)
2-4 (arriving Wednesday - Friday)
Soil, agricultural (2 batches/week)3-4 (arriving Monday - Tuesday)
3-5 (arriving Wednesday - Friday)
Water, waste water and effluent2-7


Sample receipt notices, results and invoices are supplied by email. They may be posted or faxed on request.

Reports are supplied in excel and pdf format. Analytical results are reported relative to standard guidelines, where available.