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Soil Screening Information

The MHD Laboratory is now offering soil screening to the community! Services include nutrient analysis (phosphorus, potassium, organic matter, pH and conductivity) and lead screening.

To submit a sample(s) for analysis, please follow the sample collection instructions and complete the screening request form provided below. 

NOTE: You must pay for the soil screening when you drop off your sample(s). Payment can be made by cash or credit card. The cost is $15 for nutrient analysis and $10 for lead screening for EACH bagged sample. Samples can be dropped off in person at the MHD Consumer Protection Customer Service Desk:

Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, 3rd Floor
Milwaukee, WI  53202

For questions or further information or assistance, please contact us at (414) 286-3526. Additional soil and gardening resources are also available below.

Helpful Links: Soil and Gardening Resources

Milwaukee Extension Horticulture Help Line

UW Extension Learning Store
Garden Fertilization

Making and Using Compost in the Garden

Raised Bed Gardening


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City of Milwaukee Public Health Laboratories

Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway
Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3653 

Phone: 414-286-3526
Fax: 414-286-5098

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:45 pm

Emergency After Hours Contact: 414-286-2150
►Fillable, printable MHDL requisition
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Laboratory Director

Sanjib Bhattacharyya, PhD

Phone: 414-286-5702
Fax: 414-286-5098

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