Product Quality Control & Research Laboratory



To be a leading coconut laboratory in Asia and the Pacific countries on coconut product quality control.


The PCA-PQCRD is committed to contribute in the achievement of ensuring that the Philippine Coconut Industry maintains its country’s position as a reliable and stable supplier of export quality coconut products based on independent, impartial, and competent testing services.


A. Laboratory Tests of Samples (Export and Referential)

  • Chemical Analysis 
    • Moisture Content
    • Iodine Value
    • Oil Content
    • Peroxide Value
    • Free Fatty Acid
    • Total Fatty Matter
    • Color
    • Saponifiable Matter
    • Saponification Value
    • Unsaponifiable Matter
    • Ash Content
    • Volatile Combustible Matter
    • Acid Value
    • Sulfur Dioxide
    • Specific Gravity
    • Water Activity
    • Protein
    • Titratable Acidity
    • pH
  • Aflatoxin Analysis
  • Microbiological Analysis
    • Salmonella
    • Aerobic Plate Count
    • E. Coli
    • Coliform Count
    • Molds and Yeasts Count
    • Staphylococcus
  • Physical & Sensory Evaluation

B. Survey And Monitoring of Copra Expeller Pellets and Cake/Meal Samples for Aflatoxin

C. Technical Assistance

  • PCA Departments & Divisions
  • Industrial Sectors
  • Academes
  • Other Government Sectors


Laboratory Instrumentation


For additional information, please contact:

Product Quality Control and Research Division. Philippine Coconut Authority. Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .