ULMD Service

 

ULMD SERVICE FEE

ULMD is rendering different services that enable laboratories to achieve and maintain high levels of accuracy and proficiency even though most of laboratories are owned by different colleges, schools and departments.

1. ULMD Service;

   1.1. Analysis on

  • Soil
  • Plant
  • Water
  • Waste water
    • Solid waste
    • Food
    • Feed etc

           1. 2. Training on

  • Lab safety,
  • Basic lab skills,
  • Analysis of soil, plant and water
  • Basic skills on microbiology
  • Basic skills for phythochemistry and Medicinal plants
  • Statistical data analysis and research methods using SPSS, SAS, MINITAB, R and STATA.
  1. Analytical Service Fee for Some Selected Parameters different Samples
1.1 Soil Routing Analysis Fee per Sample
S.N Parameter Rates by ULMD (Eth. Birr) Responsible HU Laboratory
 1 pH-H2O 25 SL,CL
 2 pH-KCl 25 SL,CL
 3 EC (1:2.5 Soil, water) 25 SL,CL
 4 EC (saturated extract) 60 SL,CL
 5 Cation Exchangeable Capacity 80 SL,CL
 6 Ex. Base (Na, K, Ca, Mg) 100 SL,CL
 7 Micronutrient (Cu, Fe, Zn, Mn) 125 SL,CL
 8 Calcium carbonate 30 SL,CL
 9 Total Nitrogen 85 SL,CL
 10 NO3 70 SL,CL
 11 NH4 70 SL,CL
 12 Organic Carbon/matter 50 SL,CL
 13 Available phosphorus (P) 50 SL,CL
 14 Available potassium 50 SL,CL
 15 Available sulfur (S) 50 SL, CL
 16 Texture (hydrometer) 90 SL,CL
 17 Texture(pipette wet sieving) 110 SL,CL
 18 Moisture content 20 SL,CL
 19 Available Boron 90 SL,CL
 20 Exch Acidity (H &Al) 85 SL,CL
 21 Particle density 50 Soil physics
 22 Bulk density 50 Soil physics
 23 Field capacity 60 Soil physics
 24 P.W.P. 70 Soil physics
 25 P.F.curve 5 point 150 Soil physics
 26 Water holding capacity 80 Soil physics

 

  1.2. Feed Analysis Fee Per Sample 
S.N Parameter Rates by ULMD (Eth. Birr)  Responsible HU Laboratory
1 Dry Matter (550C/1050C) 20 ANL
2 Ash (550-6000C) 30 ANL
3 Neutral Detergent Fiber 65 ANL
4 Acid Detergent Fiber 60 ANL
5 Acid Detergent Lignin 80 ANL
6 Crude Protein/Nitrogen 60 SL /ANL/CL
7 Ether extract 80 ANL
8 Crude fiber(Fat) 80 ANL
9 HCN 65 ANL

1.3 Soil Soluble Salts Analysis Fee per Sample

S.N Parameter Rates by ULMD(Eth. Birr) Responsible HU Laboratory
1 Cl 50 SL,CL
2 HCO3 50 SL,CL
3 SO42- 55 SL,CL
4 CO32- 60 SL,CL
5 CaCO3 50 SL,CL
6 Mg 50 SL,CL
7 Na 50 SL,CL
8 K 50 SL,CL
9 Mo 50 SL, CL

1.4 Solid Waste Analysis Fee per Sample

S.N Parameter Rates by ULMD (Eth. Birr)  

Responsible HU Laboratory

1 pH-H2O 35 SL, CL
 2 pH-KCl 35 SL, CL
 3 EC (1:2.5 Soil, water) 35 SL, CL
 4 EC (saturated extract) 115 SL, CL
 5 Cation Exchangeable Capacity (CEC) 95 SL, CL
 6 Ex. Base (Na, K, Ca, Mg) 115 SL, CL
 7 Micronutrient (Cu, Fe, Zn, Mn) 150 SL, CL
 8 Calcium carbonate 45 SL, CL
 9 Total Nitrogen 100 SL, CL
10 NO3 85 SL, CL
11 NH4 85 SL, CL
12 Organic Carbon/matter 70 SL, CL
13 Available phosphorus (P) 75 SL, CL
14 Available potassium 70 SL, CL
15 Available sulfur (S) 70 SL, CL
16 Texture (hydrometer) 110 SL,CL
17 Texture(pipette wet sieving) 125 SL,CL
18 Moisture content 35 SL,CL
19 Available Boron 110 SL,CL
20 Exch Acidity (H &Al ) 100 SL,CL
21 Particle density 65 Soil physics
22 Bulk density 65 Soil physics
23 Field capacity 75 Soil physics
24 P.W.P. 85 Soil physics
25 P.F. curve 5 point 165 Soil physics
26 Water holding capacity 95 Soil physics
   

1.5. Food Sample Analysis Fee per Sample

 

S.N

 

 

Parameter

 

Rates by ULMD (Eth. Birr)  

Responsible HU Laboratory

1 Titrable acidity (TA) 50 FSL
2 Ascorbic Acid 60 FSL
3 Reducing sugar 75 FSL
4 Total sugar 90 FSL
5 Texture profile of food sample 40 FSL
6 Bulk Density 50 FSL
7 Water Absorption index 60 FSL
8 Firmness 30 FSL
9 pH of Seed/Fruit 40 FSL
10 Condensed Tannin 80 FSL
11 Anthocyanin Phytic Acid 100 FSL
12 Brix Total soluble solid 50 FSL
13 Total Phenolic Content(TPC) 90 FSL
14 Characterization of dough physical strength by Rheofermentometer 100 FSL
15 Grain size 30 FSL
16 Test weight (Hectorliter weight) 30 FSL
17 Thousand-Kernel Weight) 30 FSL
18 Glidin gluten ratio 70 FSL
19 Ash and moisture 45 FSL
20 Carbohydrate 90 FSL
21 Minerals (Fe, Zn, P, K, Ca) 30 for each mineral FSL

1.5. Food Sample Analysis Fee per Sample 

S.N   Parameter  Rates by ULMD (Eth. Birr)  Responsible HU Laboratory
1 Titrable acidity (TA) 50 FSL
2 Ascorbic Acid 60 FSL
3 Reducing sugar 75 FSL
4 Total sugar 90 FSL
5 Texture profile of food sample 40 FSL
6 Bulk Density 50 FSL
7 Water Absorption index 60 FSL
8 Firmness 30 FSL
9 pH of Seed/Fruit 40 FSL
10 Condensed Tannin 80 FSL
11 Anthocyanin Phytic Acid 100 FSL
12 Brix Total soluble solid 50 FSL
13 Total Phenolic Content(TPC) 90 FSL
14 Characterization of dough physical strength by Rheofermentometer 100 FSL
15 Grain size 30 FSL
16 Test weight (Hectorliter weight) 30 FSL
17 Thousand-Kernel Weight) 30 FSL
18 Glidin gluten ratio 70 FSL
19 Ash and moisture 45 FSL
20 Carbohydrate 90 FSL
21 Minerals (Fe, Zn, P, K, Ca) 30 for each mineral FSL

 

  1.6. Plant Analysis Fee per Sample 
S.N Parameter Rates by ULMD (Eth. Birr) Responsible HU Laboratory
4 N (wet digestion) 100 SL,CL
5 P (wet digestion) 100 SL,CL
6 K 50 SL,CL
7 Ca 50 SL,CL
8 Mg 50 SL,CL
9 Na 50 SL,CL
10 Fe 50 SL,CL
11 Mn 50 SL,CL
12 Cu 50 SL,CL
13 Zn 50 SL,CL
14 B 100 SL,CL
15 SO42- 100 SL,CL
16 Cl 60 SL,CL
17 NO3 or NH4+-N 125 SL,CL
18 Co 50 SL,CL
19 Pb 50 SL,CL
20 Cd 50 SL,CL
21 Ni 50 SL,CL

 

1.7 Water (drinking, irrigation) Analysis Fee Per Sample
S.N Parameter Rates by ULMD (Eth. Birr) Responsible HU Laboratory
1 pH 30 SL,CL
2 EC 30 SL,CL
3 Na (after pre-treatment) 40 SL,CL
4 K 40 SL,CL
5 Ca 40 SL,CL
6 Mg 40 SL,CL
7 Cl (titration) 50 SL,CL
8 NO3 (UV) 50 SL,CL
9 NO2 (UV) 50 SL,CL
10 NH4+ 60 SL,CL
11 SO42- (UV) 60 SL,CL
12 CO32- + HCO3 (Alkalinity) (titration) 100 SL,CL
13 B 60 SL,CL
14 TDS 40 SL,CL
15 P (UV) 60 SL,CL
16 Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn (each) 40 SL,CL
17 Total N 70 SL,CL
18 F 40 SL,CL
19 PO43- (UV) 45 SL,CL
20 TS (Total Solid) 40 SL,CL
21 Turbidity 30 SL,CL
22 Hardness (total) 80 SL,CL
23 Ca Hardness or Mg Hardness 40 SL,CL
24 COD 150 SL,CL
25 BOD 200 SL,CL
26 S 45 SL,CL
27 TSS or TDS 40 SL,CL
28 NH3 70 SL,CL
29 Mo 40 SL,CL
30 CO2 (free) 70 SL,CL

 

1.8 Waste Water Analysis Fee Per Sample
S.N Parameter Rates by ULMD (Eth. Birr) Responsible HU Laboratory
1 pH 40 SL,CL
2 EC 40 SL,CL
3 Na (after pre-treatment) 50 SL,CL
4 K 50 SL,CL
5 Ca 50 SL,CL
6 Mg 50 SL,CL
7 Cl (titration) 60 SL,CL
8 NO3 (UV) 60 SL,CL
9 NO2 (UV) 60 SL,CL
10 NH4+ 70 SL,CL
11 SO42- (UV) 70 SL,CL
12 CO32- + HCO3 (Alkalinity) (titration) 110 SL,CL
13 B 70 SL,CL
14 TDS 50 SL,CL
15 P (UV) 70 SL,CL
16 Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn (each) 50 SL,CL
17 Total N 80 SL,CL
18 F 50 SL,CL
19 PO43- (UV) 55 SL,CL
20 TS (Total Solid) 50 SL,CL
21 Turbidity 40 SL,CL
22 Hardness (total) 90 SL,CL
23 Ca Hardness or Mg Hardness 50 SL,CL
24 COD 160 SL,CL
25 BOD 210 SL,CL
26 S 55 SL,CL
27 TSS or TDS 50 SL,CL
28 NH3 80 SL,CL
29 Mo 50 SL,CL
30 CO2 (free) 80 SL,CL
1.9 Fertilizer/Composite Analysis Fee per Sample
S.N Parameter Rates by ULMD (Eth. Birr) ResponsibleHU Laboratory
 1 pH-H2O 30 SL, CL
 2 pH-KCl 30 SL, CL
 3 EC (1:2.5 Soil, water) 30 SL, CL
 4 EC (saturated extract) 100 SL, CL
 5 Cation Exchangeable Capacity (CEC) 90 SL, CL
 6 Ex. Base (Na, K, Ca, Mg) 100 SL, CL
 7 Micronutrient (Cu, Fe, Zn, Mn) 150 SL, CL
 8 Calcium carbonate 50 SL, CL
 9 Total N (wet digestion) 100 SL, CL
 10 NO3 80 SL, CL
 11 NH4 80 SL, CL
 12 Organic Carbon/matter 60 SL, CL
 13 Available phosphorus (P) 90 SL, CL
 14 Available potassium 70 SL, CL
 15 Available sulfur (S) 60 SL, CL
 16 Texture (hydrometer) 90 SL,CL
 17 Texture(pipette wet sieving) 110 SL,CL
 18 Moisture content 30 SL,CL
 19 Available Boron (B) 90 SL,CL
 20 Exch Acidity (H &AI ) 90 SL,CL
 21 Particle density 60 Soil physics
 22 Bulk density 60 Soil physics
 23 Field capacity 60 Soil physics
 24 Permanent Welting Point (PWP) 80 Soil physics
 25 P.F. curve 5 point 150 Soil physics
 26 Water holding capacity 100 Soil physics

1.10. Preparation of Crude Plant Extracts Fee Per Sample

S.N Parameters Rates by HU-LMO Responsible HU laboratory
1 Maceration with  Hexane 445 CL
2  “                 with  Petroleum ether 290 CL
3  “                 “       Diethyl ether 590 CL
4  “                 “       Dichloromethane CL
5  “                 “      Chloroform 406 CL
6  “                 “      Ethanol 1010 CL
7  “                 “      Methanol 245 CL
8 Soxhlet extraction 250 CL
9 Hydro/Clevenger distillation 300 CL
10 Concentrating using rotary evaporator 250 CL

1.11 Preliminary Phytochemical Screening Fee per Sample

S.N Class of compounds Rates by ULMD (Eth. Birr) Responsible by HU laboratory
1 Alkaloids 200 CL
2 Glycosides 150 CL
3 Tannins & Phenols 100 CL
4 Flavonoids 170 CL
5 Sterols 80 CL
6 Lignins 80 CL
7 Quinones 100 CL
8 Carbohydrates 100 CL

Remark:  External Customers (project workers, researchers and institution) will supposed to pay 30% labor cost and 10% service charge; whereas the students (MSC and PhD) will supposed to pay 20% labor cost with no service charge. This cost has to be charged together with the cost of parameters.

²  Each parameter has to be done in triplicate (based on customer interest)

²  Customers should pay the analytical cost and all required costs before starting sample analysis

  • FSL= Food Science laboratory; NSRL = National soil Research Lab; SL = Soil Lab; CL= Central Lab; MWRL= Ministry of water Resource Lab; ANL = Animal Nutrition Lab; ILRI = International Livestock Research Institute; HCL = Horticulture Laboratory;  JJATSL=JIJE Analytical Testing Service Laboratory
  • Please Note (for analysis on payment bases):
  • Analyses of blanks are provided at no charge.
  • Duplicate/triplicate samples are charged.

Requests

As standard procedure, we would like to be provided with the following information (in advance) to assist us in scheduling laboratory work.

  • An estimate of what types of analyses you need
  • How many samples you plan to take.
  • When you expect samples to arrive at our laboratory