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Laboratory analysis of samples of plants, plant products, soil and plant pests
The selected organisation: Valsts augu aizsardzības dienests
Short description:
It may be specified in the National Plant Protection Service's National Phytosanitary Laboratory:
• in plants or parts of plants:
- diseases caused by mushrooms, bacteria, viruses, viroids
- pests (insects and ticks)
- nematodes
• in potatoes:
- the light and dark ring rot caused by bacteria
- quarantine and non-carantinic viruses and viroids (PSTVd) according to certification requirements
• pines in planting material - diseases caused by mushrooms according to certification requirements
• in soil and growing/growing substrate:
- Potato golden and pale cyst nematodes
- potato cancer
• in peat, harmful organisms according to the requirements of importing countries
• in grain and seed - weed seed according to the requirements of the importing countries

The National Plant Protection Service National Phytosanitary Laboratory:
• carry out testing of samples of plants, plant products, soil and plant pests for laboratory diagnosis of plant diseases, pests and harmful organisms
• Issues a test report to the customer
The National Phytosanitary Laboratory has been accredited since 2005 and testing shall be performed in accordance with the requirements of standard LVS EN ISO/IEC 17025. For a list of test methods used in the laboratory, see
Any person
Deadline for requesting a service - No limit
Time-limit for receipt of the service depends on the type of sample to be analyzed
Process description
Other information
Appeal possibilities (administrative procedure)
• if more than one sample is sent for analysis, it shall be numbered or otherwise identified
• if it is not possible to deliver the sample immediately to the laboratory, it shall be stored in a refrigerator at +5 °C and delivered to the laboratory within 2-3 days at the latest.
Laws and regulations
Augu aizsardzības likums
(Saeima; likumi; 1/13/1999)
Inquire about the service (contact information)
Valsts augu aizsardzības dienests
Contact information: Valsts augu aizsardzības dienests

Lielvārdes iela 36, Rīga, LV-1006

Tālrunis: 67027406

Information about service restored: 2020.05.27.