Delaware Nematode Assay Service – Important Notice

The University of Delaware Nematode Assay Service now processes nematode soil samples on Tuesdays of each week. However, we will not be processing samples from July 27 through August 17th. Samples that come in during that time will be refrigerated and may not be as accurate as fresh samples. Note fee changes, effective July 1, 2012. Please utilize the new form available in pdf for printing. Form must accompany soil samples. The Diagnostic Clinic will be contact point for soil and plant samples and the website will continue to be updated for information. Please e-mail or call 302-831-1390 with any questions.

  • Routine nematode assay, includes enumeration of plant parasitic nematode larvae- $20
  • Routine nematode assay for plant parasitic nematodes for tree fruits and grape – $25

Counting of individuals is necessary for Xiphinema nematodes often found in these samples which takes more time

  • Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) egg assay – $10
  • Routine nematode assay plus SCN egg assay – $30 Please remember to send enough soil for both tests!

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