Laboratory Support Services

 

PLANT AND SOIL ANALYSIS LABORATORY

 

Vision

To be a world-class central analytical chemistry laboratory for plants, soil, fertilizer, and other agro-related matrices.

 

Mission

Committed to achieve sustainability in providing reliable and high quality laboratory testing services according to the requirements of clients.

 

Analytical Laboratory Services

  • (A) Plant/Fertilizer and Other Agro-/Bio-Related Samples; (B) Soil/Soil Conditioners; (C) Water/Waste Water:
    • Nitrogen, Total
    • Phosphorus, Total
    • Potassium, Total
    • Calcium, Total (AAS)
    • Magnesium, Total
    • Sodium, Total
    • Sulfur, Total
    • Chlorine, Acid Soluble
    • Boron, Total
    • Iron, Total
    • Manganese, Total
    • Zinc, Total
    • Copper, Total
    • Molybdenum, Total
    • Lead, Total
    • Cadmium, Total
    • Nickel, Total
    • Aluminum, Total
    • Chromium, Total
    • Selenium, Total
    • Arsenic, Total
    • Mercury, Total
    • Crude Silica
    • Moisture
    • Ash
    • Organic Carbon
    • Organic Matter
    • pH
    • Electrical Conductivity
  • (D) Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO)
    • Arsenic, Total
    • Lead, Total
    • Iron, Total
    • Copper, Total
  • (E) Coconut Methyl Ester (CME)
    • Phosphorus
  • (F) Bio-2T (Plant-Based)
    • Aluminum
    • Chromium
    • Copper
    • Iron
    • Lead

 

Laboratory Instrumentation

 

 

 

PRODUCT QUALITY CONTROL AND RESEARCH LABORATORY

 

Vision

To be a leading coconut laboratory in Asia and the Pacific countries on coconut product quality control.

Mission

The PCA-PQCRD is committed to contribute in the achievement of ensuring that the Philippine Coconut Industry maintains its country’s position as a reliable and stable supplier of export quality coconut products based on independent, impartial, and competent testing services.

Services

A. Laboratory Tests of Samples (Export and Referential)

  • Chemical Analysis 
    • Moisture Content
    • Iodine Value
    • Oil Content
    • Peroxide Value
    • Free Fatty Acid
    • Total Fatty Matter
    • Color
    • Saponifiable Matter
    • Saponification Value
    • Unsaponifiable Matter
    • Ash Content
    • Volatile Combustible Matter
    • Acid Value
    • Sulfur Dioxide
    • Specific Gravity
    • Water Activity
    • Protein
    • Titratable Acidity
    • pH
  • Aflatoxin Analysis
  • Microbiological Analysis
    • Salmonella
    • Aerobic Plate Count
    • E. Coli
    • Coliform Count
    • Molds and Yeasts Count
    • Staphylococcus
  • Physical & Sensory Evaluation

B. Survey And Monitoring of Copra Expeller Pellets and Cake/Meal Samples for Aflatoxin

C. Technical Assistance

  • PCA Departments & Divisions
  • Industrial Sectors
  • Academes
  • Other Government Sectors

 

Laboratory Instrumentation