Fruits & Vegetables: Minimum 1Kg or 10 Units at 10°C if delivered within 24 hours, frozen if longer.

Water: Minimum 2 Litres at 10°C if delivered within 24 hours, frozen if longer (sterilized glass container). Testing for Volatile Organic Compounds, the container (sterilized amber glass container) should be completely filled without any air gap, after collection sample should be refrigerated until delivered to the laboratory.

Soil: Minimum 500g collected in a glass jar, jar should be completely filled without any air gap, after collection sample should be refrigerated until delivered to the laboratory.

Samples should be accompanied by the Test Request Form, a pdf fillable version is available below.

N.B.: If the required sample size cannot be met or for samples that do not fall in any of the above categories please contact the laboratory before submission [Tel.: (876) 935-8787 / (876) 977-7764 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ].

ISO 17025 Accreditation

The Accreditation Council of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) on Thursday, October 8, 2015, approved the recommendation from the Accreditation Evaluation Committee (AEC) for the award of an accreditation certificate to the Pesticide Research Laboratory of The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica in the Food Testing Field. The effective date of the award is Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the date the AEC recommendation was made [Certificate of Accreditation]

Accreditation Award Ceremony, 22.10.2015

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Article re PRL's Accreditation by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS)

Remarks from the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) on the Accreditation of the Pesticide Research Laboratory (PRL)  

Industry Ministry Hails Accreditation of UWI Pesticide Research Laboratory 

Photos [Click Image to View Gallery]: Accreditation Celebration Event - February 9, 2016 in the Blue Room of the Mona Visitors' Lodge & Conference Centre

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed: Weekends and Public Holidays

2 Plymouth Crescent
Department of Chemistry
The University of the West Indies
Mona Campus, Kingston 7
Jamaica, West Indies
Tel.: (876) 935-8787 / (876) 977-7764
 info@prljamaica.com 
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