The tests described are designed to assist municipalities, farmers, environmental agencies, and others in developing environmentally sound soil management programs. These tests for major and trace elements assist in monitoring soils that have been amended with biosolids or other materials.

Total Sorbed Metal Test

Service Fees

Service Includes: Fee
Total Sorbed Metals Test This test determines the total sorbed levels of cadmium, copper, lead, nickel, chromium and zinc in soils by EPA method 3050B + 6010. $90.00
Total Sorbed Metals Test II plus Mercury This test determines the total sorbed levels of cadmium, copper, lead, nickel, chromium and zinc plus arsenic, mercury, molybdenum and selenium in soils by EPA method 3050B + 6010. $160.00

DEP Chapter 271 General Soil Permit Test

Service Fees

Service Includes: Fee
DEP Chapter 271 General Soil Permit Test Tests are performed for arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, zinc, and PCBs to satisfy requirements of DEP Chapter 271, General Permit for Land Application of Sewage Sludge. $245.00

Optional and Individual Analyses

Service Fees

Service Method Fee
PCBs EPA Method 8082 $85.00
Mercury EPA Method 7473 $40.00
Cyanide EPA Method 7.3.3.2 + 9010 $35.00
Lead EPA Method 3050B + 6010 $30.00
Molybdenum EPA Method 3050B + 6010 $30.00
Arsenic EPA Method 3050B + 6010 $30.00
Selenium EPA Method 3050B + 6010 $30.00
Faxing Reports Cost per page $1.00

Fees effective 7/01/2012

Submitting Your Sample

To obtain the tests, print the soil submission form and mail the soil to the lab in a plastic, zipper-seal bag. Make checks payable to The Pennsylvania State University.

Environmental Soil Form

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Credit card authorization form

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Use this form to submit credit card payment with your soil samples.

Ag Analytical Services Lab

Address

111 Ag Analytical Srvcs Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Ag Analytical Services Lab

Address

111 Ag Analytical Srvcs Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM