UGA Extension Office

Testing and Prices

Please contact our office at 404-298-4080 prior to submitting any of the following samples:

Diagnostic Tests Pricing Forms/ Sampling Procedures/ Notes
Basic Soil Testing $10 Extension Office (S1)1,3

$15 Direct Mail to UGA (S1)1,3

Soil Analysis Form

Soil Test Instructions

Soil Test Frequently Asked Questions

Other Lab Tests

Metal and/or
Non-Metal Soil Testing

$54 Test for one Element (S42)+1,3

$64 Test for two Elements (S43)+ 1,3

Elements: Aluminum, Copper, Selenium, Antimony, Gold, Silicon, Arsenic, Iron, Silver, Barium, Lead, Sodium, Beryllium, Magnesium, Strontium, Bismuth, Manganese, Thallium, Boron, Molybdenum, Tin, Cadmium, Nickel, Titanium, Calcium, Palladium, Uranium, Chromium, Phosphorus, Vanadium
Basic Water Testing $24 (W1)1,3

Water Sampling Instructions

Recommended Water Test

Water Test Form (for all water test)

Expanded Water Test $64 (W2) 1,3 Testing includes W1, W3 Anions, W11 Soluble Salts & W18 Alkalinity
Anions Water Test $44 (W3) 1,3 Testing includes Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate, Phosphate & Sulfate
Metal and/or
Non-Metal Water Testing
$44 (W42) 1,3 Aluminum (Al), Antimony (Sb), Arsenic (As), Barium (Ba), Beryllium (Be), Bismuth (Bi)
Boron (B), Cadmium (Cd)
Calcium (Ca), Chromium (Cr)
Cobalt (Co), Copper (Cu)
Gold (Au), Iron (Fe), Lead (Pb)
Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo), Nickel (Ni), Palladium* (Pd), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)
Selenium (Se), Silicon (Si)
Silver (Ag), Sodium (Na)
Strontium (Sr), Sulfur (S)
Thallium (Tl), Tin (Sn), Titanium (Ti), Uranium (U), Vanadium (V)
Zinc (Zn)
pH Water Test $8 (W10) 1,3 Test for pH only
Microbiology Water Testing $40 (W35-E. coli) Pick-up testing kit from the Extension office. You must submit this test yourself. Instructions are provided in the test kit box.

Insect Identification

Plant Disease Diagnostics

$14 (for homeowner plant sent to lab)1,2,3

$0 (Starting May 1, 2016, there will be a $5 postage charge for commercial plants sent to lab) 1,2 ,3

Homeowner Insect & Plant Disease Diagnostic Form

Commercial Insect & Plant Disease Diagnostic Form

Nematode Assays $16 (predictive samples)1, 3

Nematode Assay Form

Plant Identification $0 1,2,3

Weed Identification Reference

Aquatic Weed Identification Reference

Forage Test Sampling Procedures




$19 (F3-basic forage analysis)1,3

Feed and Forage Testing Application Form for Beef and Dairy Cattle

Feed and Forage Testing Application Form for Swine, Sheep, and Goats

Feed and Forage Testing Application Form for Horses

Vertebrate Animal Identification $0 2  

Bio-solids, Sludge,
Non-Animal Waste & Compost Testing



$40 (SC1)1,3



$14 (SC16) Total Carbon (C) OR Total Nitrogen (N)1,3


$22 (SC17) Total Carbon (C) andTotal Nitrogen (N)1,3

Total Minerals Test includes Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Aluminum, Sulfur, Manganese, Boron, Copper, Zinc, Sodium, Silicon, Cadmium, Chromium, Nickel, Lead & Molybdenum

Bio-solids, Non-Animal Waste & Compost Form (for all bio-solids,compost testing)

Miscellaneous Analysis

$24 (M1) Calcium Carbonate Equivalent (CCE)

$29 (M2) Calcium + Magnesium
(test for dolomitic limestone)

$40 (M3) (>5000 ppm indicates Pb (Lead) based paint)1,3

$34 (M4) Gypsum Quality Test




Research Based Sample Form



  • * Most samples are processed by our lab within 10 business days
  • + Additional elements are $10 each
  • 1 Other special analysis available upon request
  • 2 No fee for in-office diagnosis
  • 3 Price includes postage charges; additional fee if sample not sent by County Extension Office

All prices are subject to change.