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.
IAS Laboratories have been involved with a recent study carried out by Dublin City University on the public perceptions of water quality in Ireland. An in-depth study and analysis on the perceptions of the general public on their water supply was carried out by academics and scientists in DCU. Some of the key findings included that participants had a lack of trust in public and private assessments of water quality. The study found that the responsibility was viewed as something which should be shared between communities and state agencies, and […]
The Environmental Protection Agency have issued a statement warning of the risk posed by untested drinking water. They refer specifically to E.coli which is normally a strong indication of faecal contamination of water. This can cause severe gastrointestinal illness and is a particularly strong risk to infants or immunocompromised individuals. The report focuses specifically on small businesses, schools, hotels etc. If your business has a private well for drinking water, IAS can carry out bacterial and chemical analysis and alert you to any hazards if present.