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Special Assay Test

Regional Soils Laboratory

Aguila Road, Sevilla Norte, City of San Fernando, La Union

Tel. No. (072)-242-1045; (072)-242-1046

Service Head: Ms. Aileene A. Millare, Chemist IV

About the Service

The Special Assay Tests performed are Plant Tissue Analysis and Fertilizer Analysis to aid research undertakings particularly those involving the determination of NPK contents of fertilizers.

Who May Avail of the Service

            Clients of Special Assay Tests can be individuals or groups of farmers, students, researchers.

Requirements to be Submitted

  1. One (1) kg of fertilizer sample or fresh/dried plant tissue sample
  2. Duly filled up request form
  3. Customers, except farmers for which the service is free, have the right to demand for official receipts when paying the fees being collected as in the case of students, researchers and those from other agencies.
  4. It is the responsibility of the clients to pay the corresponding fees charged for each test done and to claim the results as agreed upon, whether picked up or delivered.
  5. The laboratory reserves the right to reject samples that were not collected in accordance with standard sampling procedures.

 

Schedule of Availability of Service

Monday to Friday:   8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

           

Schedule of Fees

            The fees to be paid depend upon the type of test requested to be performed on the soil sample are as follows:

Tests Performed

 

Amount (Pesos)

Total N (Nitrogen)

 

150.00

 

Total P2O5      

 

200.00

 

Total K2O          

 

150.00

 

Tests Performed

 

Amount (Pesos)

 

Cu (Copper)

 

100.00

 
 

Zn (Zinc)

 

100.00

 
 

Mn (Manganese)

 

100.00

 
 

Fe (Iron)

 

100.00

 

 

How to Avail of the Service

Step

Applicant/Customer

Soils Laboratory

Duration of Activity

Person-In-Charge

1

2

3

4

5

For fertilizer analysis,   submit at least 1 kilogram of fertilizer placed in a moisture-proof plastic   container with a label indicating:

Name of Client:

Address:

For Plant Tissue analysis, 1 kilogram sample of the plant must be submitted with a label   indicating:

Name of Client:

Age of Plant:

Signs/Symptoms in the plant: (Nutritional Disorder)

Stage of Growth (for nutrient uptake of plant):

Whole plant (for total uptake)

Site of Farm

Secure Order of Payment

Pay the corresponding fee at the Cashiering Unit

Obtain Test Results

Receive the samples & attach laboratory label

Receive the samples & attach laboratory label

Wash & air dry samples

Oven dry, grind samples

Analysis of percentage moisture, total NPK content, trace elements

Interpretation & compilation of results

Issue Order of Payment from the Accounting Section

Issuance of Official Receipt

Release the Test Results; log- out the document.

5 minutes

5 minutes

1 day

2 days

5 days

1 day

5 minutes

5 minutes

2 minutes

Grace S. Villanueva

Grace Villanueva

Grace Villanueva

Grace Villanueva

Grace Villanueva

Grace S. Villanueva

Grace Villanueva

Wilnor T. Micua

Milagros V. Zamora

Grace Villanueva

END OF TRANSACTION

Rights & Responsibilities

 

  1. Customers, except farmers for which the service is free, have the right to demand for official receipts when paying the fees being collected as in the case of students, researchers and those from other agencies.
  2. It is the responsibility of the clients to pay the corresponding fees charged for each test done and to claim the results as agreed upon, whether picked up or delivered.
  3. The laboratory reserves the right to reject samples that were not collected in accordance with standard sampling procedures.

 

Complaints and Feedback

            Customers can get the Citizen Feedback Form from the Public Assistance Desk, accomplish and forward it to the Office of the Regional Director or drop in the suggestion box at the Public Assistance Desk.

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