Scientific Services

A UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 0625.

Our services

Consumer product testing

We can help you ensure your products meet legislative and safety standards.

Environmental testing and monitoring

We can test asbestos, radiation and water.

Food and agricultural testing

We can help you ensure your products meet UK and EU legislation.

Microbiology analysis

We can test a wide range of materials including food, potable water and waste in line with EU and UK legislative requirements.

Waste testing

Waste waters, closed landfill testing and monitoring.

Contact us

If you would like to book a service, please contact us in the first instance so we can discuss your requirements and provide you with a quote for your work.

We can provide sampling bottles in a range of sizes, if you require.

If you prefer, we can arrange a courier to collect the sample at an extra charge.

When you send us any samples make sure they are packaged correctly:

Frozen and chilled products need to be kept in a sealed cool bag.

Fragile products need to be wrapped in bubble wrap or similar padding.

Asbestos must only be handled by a competent person, any samples must be double bagged and include a completed sample submission sheet with the following information: your name, address, telephone number, a description of where the sample was taken and the total number of samples you have sent.

Lancashire County Scientific Services
Pedders Way

Tel: 01772 721 660



  • ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 standards
  • Official food control laboratory for chemical and microbiological examination

External quality assurance schemes:

  • FAPAS (food and agriculture analysis)
  • RICE (asbestos counting)
  • AIMS (asbestos identification)
  • LEAP (potable water and effluent analysis)
  • LGC (Laboratory of the Government Chemist) food analysis
  • PHE (Public Health England) Microbiology