Centre for Phytophthora Science & Management (CPSM)

Submitting Your Samples

1. Register Your Samples:

All samples submitted to the Diagnostics laboratory must be registered with us before submission, and be accompanied by a signed print out of the Sample Submission Form.

  • To register your samples, open/download and save our Sample Submission Form. Fill in the details (save).
  • Fill in the CPSM Phytophthora Diagnostics Sample Chain of Custody Form
  • Email a copy of both forms to Diane White: Email:

CPSM staff are available to collect soil samples and/or set and harvest water baits from the field if required (click here to view costs)

2. Send us your Samples:

Print out a copy of the CPSM Phytophthora Diagnostics Sample Chain of Custody Form to send with your samples and send to:

CPSM Diagnostic Facility
Attention: Diane White
Biological Science and Biotechnology
Science Store
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Murdoch University
90 South Street
Murdoch 6150

Analysis times may vary depending on the time taken for isolates to grow in culture with some species taking considerably longer than others. Where new media and DNA probes need to be ordered, further delays may be incurred.