Turn-around times and reporting

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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
  Wednesday-Friday Tuesday
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
Compost (basic)   5-10
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
Soil   5-10
Water, wastewater and effluent   2-10