Note: Walk-in samples are accepted at our Somerton lab on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 AM to 3 PM. Postal and courier samples are received throughout the week.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is soil testing?

Soil testing is a scientific process that assesses the composition and quality of soil in a specific area. It involves analysing soil samples to determine factors such as nutrient levels, pH, contaminants, and more, which is vital for various applications, including agriculture, construction, and environmental assessments. Click here to view soil test costs.

What is water testing?

Water testing is the systematic analysis of water samples to determine the presence, concentration, or absence of specific contaminants, pollutants, or substances. Click here to view water test costs.

What is site contamination testing?

Site contamination testing, often referred to as environmental site assessment, is a crucial process used to evaluate the presence and extent of contaminants in the soil, groundwater, or surface water of a specific location. Click here to view soil test costs.

What is food nutrition testing?

Food nutrition testing is the analytical process of examining and assessing the nutritional content and composition of food and beverage products. This essential practice helps in determining the precise amounts of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, macro nutrients, and other components present in a food item.

What is food contamination testing?

Food contamination testing is the process of analysing food products to detect the presence of harmful substances, pathogens, or contaminants that may render the food unsafe for consumption. Click here to view food contamination test costs.

What is plant tissue testing?

Plant tissue testing, also known as plant analysis or foliar analysis, is a method used to evaluate the nutritional status of plants by examining the chemical composition of their tissues, such as leaves, stems, and roots.

How do I send my sample for testing?

You can securely courier your sample to our facility at Unit 8/144 Hume Hwy, Somerton, Victoria, 3062. Or if you prefer dropping off your sample in person, we accept walk-in samples at the same address every Tuesday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m..

How do I start the testing process?

To start the testing process, reach out to us with a description of the testing service you require. Following your enquiry, we will get back to you with a quotation. Once you are happy with our pricing, please courier your sample to our address or drop it off. Our expert team will conduct the necessary tests and provide you with detailed results.

How soon can I expect to receive my test results?

We process and deliver results within 5-7 working days (Monday to Friday). In the event that a retest is necessary, we will take an additional 2 days for result processing. Your satisfaction and accurate data are our top priorities.

alec lucke
alec lucke
We have found the tests to be thorough and informative and are implementing the recommendations for the trace mineral sprays. We will be using the recommendations elsehwere in our garden as well, for plants with similar ph requirements. We are hopeful - time will tell. Many thanks. Alec
John Smith
John Smith
Gennadi Rosin
Gennadi Rosin
Professional service and friendly staff
Trent N
Trent N
I had my soil testing done from Test Needs. I am impressed with their service and the suggestions that were given to improve the soil quality.

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