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Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory

Turnaround Time for Routine Soil Analysis

The turnaround time for Routine Soil Analysis is currently between 6-10 business days.  Turnaround time is dependent on the volume of orders received on any given day. 

Equipment used for processing Plant Tissue samples and soils for the Total Sorbed Metals Test has failed and needs repair.  Plant Tissue samples are being sent to another lab for analysis, so turnaround time may be longer.  Soils submitted for analysis of Total Sorbed Metals will need to be held until repairs are complete. 

Decontamination and disassembly of the ductwork for the failed fume hood occurred Wednesday, October 3rd .  Currently, we are waiting for repairs to begin.  I have been assured that once work commences, we should be up and running pretty quickly.

All other analyses offered by the UMass Soil & Plant Nutrient Testing lab are unaffected, and work will commence as usual.  Check back here for updates as we move forward.  Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

If your test results are long overdue, please contact us!  Occasionally, emailed soil test results get mistaken for Spam, and are deleted unseen by the customer.  If you think this may have happened with your test results, email the lab at and we can re-send your results.  Otherwise, we appreciate your patience and will do our best to get your results to you a quickly as possible.