IAS Laboratories provide a range of water analysis options for both Domestic and Commercial purposes. Our analysis will provide details of the bacterial content (including E. coli, total coliforms and enterococci), hardness, iron and manganese in the water. We provide a full service from supplying sampling bottle, carrying out analysis and providing a full explanation of your results. According to the HSE & EPA, it is recommended to get your private well water tested once a year. It is important to test at different times throughout the year, as […]READ MORE
IAS Laboratories offer a range of soil analysis options which provide essential information on Soil Health and baseline Nutrient Status. It forms the basis for efficient and cost effective use of lime, fertilisers and trace elements. Soil testing is now a key component in Nutrient Management Planning and plays an important role in ensuring that the loss of nutrients from agriculture to surface water is minimised. Frequently Asked Questions regarding Soil Sampling Why should I soil Sample? The primary function of soil testing on the farm should be […]READ MORE
IAS Laboratories provide a range of Environmental Analysis. These include Commercial and Domestic water analysis, sludge analysis, effluent analysis, compost analysis and air monitoring. Sludge and effluent can be analysed for heavy metals, nutrient content, bacteria, N, P, K and dry matter. Compost can be analysed for a range of items as required for waste licence compliance. IAS Laboratories applies an information-led approach to environment and provides analysis for a wide range of physical, chemical and microbiological parameters.READ MORE
IAS Laboratories provide a range of Agricultural Analysis including soil, herbage and tissue analysis. Grass, hay, haylage and silage are analysed for the mineral content and feed potential. We can analyse pre-cut silage to ensure cutting takes place at the correct time for better preservation. Milk, hair and blood analysis can help to determine imbalances and deficiencies that can cause health issues and disorders in the animal.The IAS Mineral scan can provide you with a clear indication of your herd’s mineral profile, and help you to make calculated adjustment to […]READ MORE
Over 30 years ago, IAS Laboratories was set up as part of the Irish Sugar Factory as a research and development laboratory.
IAS Laboratories has, since then expanded and developed its’ services to cover the broader analytical requirements of the agricultural, environmental and geotechnical sectors.
Additionally, IAS Laboratories are INAB accredited to ISO 17025:2005 standard, registration number 275T.
Mineral deficiencies and imbalances impact on herd performance under three broad categories: Reduced fertility performance: silent heats, reduced conception rates, re-absorption, abortions, tetany, milk fever etc. Reduced thrive and immunity Structural problems such as poor hoof quality. Grass and milk analysis are essential tools in diagnosing and quantifying the background mineral levels on a farm. IAS Grass Mineral Test Grass and Silage testing and analysis is a vital practice on livestock farms as it assesses the likely feed value and animal performance so that suitable mineral supplements and rations can […]
IAS Laboratories have been testing Drinking Water for over 30 years, and in that time come across many of the issues households experience in poor quality drinking waters. IAS laboratories test drinking waters for our basic Health Check Scan which includes Bacteria, Chemical, Metals and nuisance all in accordance with the European Union Drinking Water Regulations 2014 legislation. IAS Laboratory is an accredited Lab with INAB to international standards ISO17025. The quality of Drinking Waters have been in the news in recent weeks (February 2021), when the EPA released […]