Brief Description

The Nutrition Laboratory supports the R&D activities of the whole PCC Network and provides technical services and information to students, researchers and farmers in assessing the nutritive value of feedstuffs and other related samples to address nutritional problems and nutrient deficiencies of ruminants and other livestock species.
At present, the laboratory performs proximate analysis such as dry matter/moisture, ash, crude protein, crude fat and crude fiber; detergent analysis such as acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber and acid detergent lignin; mineral analysis such as Calcium and Phosphorus and other relevant analysis.

Service Standard

Normally, once the request is approved, the examination is completed and the results can be released within 2 to 14 working days. Release of the results also depends on the number of samples submitted and tests conducted.

Procedure

STEPS REQUIREMENTS RESPONSIBLE OFFICE/PERSON PROCESSING TIME (No. of Days)
STEPS REQUIREMENTS RESPONSIBLE OFFICE PROCESSING TIME
1. Submission and receipt of samples Request Form (PCC-PNSQF-01) Requesting Party As it comes
2. Examination Proper:
a. Proximate Analysis

  • Dry Matter/ Moisture
  • Crude Ash
  • Crude Protein
  • Crude Fat
  • Crude Fiber

b. Detergent Fiber Analysis

  • Acid Detergent Fiber
  • Neutral Detergent Fiber
  • Acid Detergent Lignin

c. Mineral Analysis

  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Others

d. pH Analysis and
other relevant tests

Laboratory Staff/
Laboratory In-charge
Within one week upon receipt of request

  • 1-5days
  • 1 day
  • 1 day
  • 1-3 days
  • 1-2 days

 

  • 1-2 days
  • 1-2 days
  • 1-2 days

 

  • 2-3 days
  • 2-3 days
  • 2-3 days
  • 1 day
3. Record the results Logbook Laboratory Staff/
Laboratory In-charge
Right after the
examination
4. Prepare and certify laboratory results Laboratory Result Form
(PCC-PNSQF-02)
Laboratory Staff/
Laboratory In-charge
1 day
5. Release of laboratory results Logbook
(PCC-PNSQF-29)
Laboratory Staff 1 1/2 day