Diagnostic Services

This page provides information, forms or instructions on soil tests, water tests, plant disease tests, nematode tests and plant or insect identification.

Gainesville Extension Soil Testing Laboratory

Price varies.

Gulf Coast Research & Education Center (GCREC) Plant Diagnostic Clinic

Free pathology lab services.

Hillsborough County Extension Soil pH Testing

Only soil pH testing is offered by the Hillsborough County Extension office. Other soil testing must be sent to Gainesville.

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Distance Diagnostic & Identification System

The Distance Diagnostic & Identification System (DDIS) is another diagnostic test available from the University of Florida.


Test Fee Information
Insect ID $8 Info [pdf]
Form [pdf]
Nematode $20 Info
Form [pdf]
Plant ID $10 Info [pdf]
Form [pdf]
Plant Disease $40 Form [pdf]
Turf Disease $20 Info [pdf]
Form [pdf]
Water $10 Info
Form [pdf]


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Private Lab Services

Additional services are available through private labs.

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