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Microchem Lab can now offer Multi-residue pesticide analysis on Avocados as well as Phosphonic acid and Fosetyl – Al analysis as a target analysis.
The Microchem Pesticide Laboratory prides itself on accurate, reliable results continuously verified by international proficiency testing schemes and rapid result turnaround times. With the latest state of the art technology, Microchem’s team of experts are continuously adding to the scope of testing and to the number of actives that can be screened for.

Collection Services Offered at Sample Preparation Depots

To better service our valued clients, Microchem Lab now has Satellite Sample Preparation Depots in Uitenhage (Eastern Cape) and Tzaneen (Limpopo), where daily collection services are offered to all clients in the nearby areas. These areas include Hankey, Patensie, Kirkwood, Addo, Tzaneen, Letsitele, Hoedspruit and surrounding areas. Our dedicated staff provide an exemplary and personalized service and are always happy to help.

Other Services Offered

Microchem Lab Services is one of the few SANAS accredited and DAFF recognised laboratories which can perform all the necessary requirements for the Indonesian and Saudi Arabian markets. Microchem also offers many valuable services to the fruit export industry, which include:

Multi-residue Pesticide Analysis

  • Ethephon
  • Phosphonic acid and Fosetyl – Al
  • Dithiocarbamates
  • Alkaline Hydrolysis (Falls part of Standard Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis)

Microbiological Analysis on Fruit

  • E. coli (Required by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia)
  • E. coli O157 (Required by Saudi Arabia)
  • Salmonella (Required by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia)
  • Listeria monocytogenes (Required by Saudi Arabia)
  • Staphylococcus aureus (Required by Saudi Arabia)

Chemical Analysis on Fruit

  • Heavy Metals (Required by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia)

Packhouse hygiene inspections

  • Surface swab testing
  • Hand swab testing
  • Drain swab testing
  • Air quality testing

Water Testing

  • Microbiological and chemical water testing

Sample Collection
Western Cape: Citrusdal, Ceres, Tulbagh, Worcester, De Doorns, Robertson, Grabouw, Vyeboom, Villiersdorp and surrounding areas.
Eastern Cape: Hankey, Patensie, Kirkwood, Addo and surrounding areas.
Tzaneen: Letsitele, Hoedspruit and surrounding areas.

Would you like to learn more about our services,
or do you have any further questions?

Would you like to learn more about our services, or do you have any further questions?

Our experts would be happy to help you.

Cape Town (Head Office)
Contact Stephen Newborn or Rogan Van Kerpel
[email protected]
1st Floor Fairweather House,
176 Sir Lowry Road
Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
Telephone: +27 (21) 465 6996

Eastern Cape Depot
[email protected]
RKA Industrial Business Park,
Algoa Road,
Telephone: +27 (41) 180 4530

Limpopo Depot
[email protected]
1st 23 Peace Street,
Telephone: Tel: +27 (15) 753 0396