UGA Extension Office

Testing Services

Testing Services available:

  • Litter - available for Georgia Poultry Producers


  • Pond - if you are having problems with weeds in your pond and would like it tested. Bring a quart jar (or equivalent) of the water with the weeds to the Extension office. This is a free test provided by the agent.


  • Radon Test Kit - to order a kit
    • Radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the USA, after tobacco smoke. It kills nearly 22,000 people each year, more than 800 of them in Georgia. Radon is an odorless, invisible and tasteless gas released by the natural decay of uranium in our soils and rocks that easily enters our homes through the foundations and well water. Test your home today! You can prevent and reduce entry of Radon into your home!


  • Soil - $8.00 per sample and will take approximately 7-10 working days to process. A routine soil sample will test for pH, lime requirements, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and manganese. Find out How to take a soil sample in Georgia.


  • Water
    • Basic Mineral Test - $ 24.00 and will take approximately 7-10 working days. Submit two full cups of water in clean container to the Extension Office. A basic water sample will test for pH and hardness, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, aluminum, chromium, manganese, copper, cadmium, iron, zinc, sodium, nickel. magnesium, boron, molybdenum and silica.
    • Baterial Water Test- $46.00 and will take approximately 7-10 working days. This is a time sensitive test and requires special instructions on how to collect the sample. Pick up a kit at our office. Follow the directions and mail.


  • Household water quality circulars to help deal with problems identified by water test reports.


  • Home Loan Water testing - $95.00 and will take approximately 7-10 working days. This type of water test for Home loan closing is becoming popular among home buyers and sellers. To accommodate this need and streamline the process of sample submission, we have developed a test package W33B specific for home loan closing. The test package includes nitrate (NO3-N), nitrite (NO2-N), lead (Pb), and microbiology.