Microbial ID specializes in soil microbial community analysis and other fatty acid analysis services. Our soil testing services include:

  • Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis
  • Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) + neutral lipid fatty acid (NLFA) analysis


Our non-soil identification services include:

  • Fatty acid methyl ester direct testing (FAME-dir)
  • Fatty acid methyl ester identification (FAME-ID)

Findings from our testing laboratory are critical to scientists and researchers worldwide. Every day, our team of experts assists in advancing:


  • University research in soil science, plant science, environmental science, and other fields
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Crop advisement
  • Climate science
  • And many other fields, including healthcare

Soil Microbial Community Analysis

Understanding the effects of climate change, improving crop yields, amending soil to its baseline after a natural catastrophe — finding out what’s in your soil is the first step to achieving these goals.

Identification & Analysis Services

Identifying yeast and bacteria strains, sequencing DNA, tracking trends via dendrograms — our identification services provide accurate and consistent results critical for research and investigations.