Turn-around times and reporting
Standard Turn-around Times
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.
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.
The following tables outline the expected turn-around times for most analysis:
|Sample type:||Days||Results reported|
|Plants (2 batches/week)||Monday-Tuesday||Thursday|
|Soil (agricultural)||Weekly batch cut-off Friday afternoon||Friday of the following week|
|Sample type:||Days||Results reported - working days from arrival|
|Acid sulfate soil and rock||3-5|
|Potting mix by Australian Standards||5-10|
|Compost, mulch and landscape soils by Australian Standards||10-15|
|Fertilisers, solid and liquid||5-10|
|Physical soil parameters||7-10|
|Water, wastewater and effluent||2-10|