Solution Sample Testing + Fees

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Test your ponds! Be sure to label your bottled up sample(s) with your name, county, date, and your sample ID.

(You will be sent to NCDA’s website)


Sample containers are not provided by NCDA&CS or our office.

  • Submit 12–16 oz of a representative sample in a plastic (not glass) bottle. Used beverage containers with the labels removed work great! Be sure to rinse the container prior to sample collection; do not use soap.


NCDA’s Sampling Fee

Jones Extension Courier Fee Options

  • No Rush Shipping (NEW!)  –  Thanks to our Regional Agronomist, we now offer FREE shipping for samples that can be sent a bit later. These samples will be sent within 2 weeks. Note that NCDA’s Sample Test fees still apply.
  • Daily Shipping  – Need your sample shipped immediately? We can send it right away! Our office charges a courier fee based on the sample’s weight. Our office does not keep change so please bring exact cash or check only. See the chart below for our current fees. (As of 5/28/2024)
    Courier rates 2023


View the current Solution Sample Turnaround Time
Your results are sent to the email address you wrote down on your Sample Information Sheet.

Don’t have an email? No worries!  You can look up your Solution Sample Results online using your name and address!

Click here to look up your Solution Sample results
Enter your last name(comma) first name, business name, or report number. Your name and address should pop up while searching.

If you have trouble accessing your results or have questions reach out to us!


Contact our Aquaculture Agent, Mike Frinsko, if you have questions about your results, the pond sampling process, or aquaculture questions.

Mike Frinsko, Aquaculture Agent

By email:
By phone: 252-531-0556, MON-FRI 8 a.m.-5 p.m.