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Aberdeen Scientific Services Laboratory

  Aberdeen Scientific Services Laboratory (ASSL) provides a comprehensive ukas_testing_logo testing and analysis service to local authorities, private businesses and members of the public. We have built up a large portfolio of clients throughout the North East of Scotland and beyond, including:

  • Local Authorities
  • SME's
  • national and
  • multinational organisations

Our laboratory, based in the city centre of Aberdeen, is accredited by UKAS to Quality Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and Drinking Water Testing Specification (DWTS), is an Official Control Laboratory for Food and Feed chemical analysis and microbiological examination and is also an appointed Agriculture Analyst. We offer a competitive service to our clients utilising the most modern equipment and techniques available.

Please refer to the current UKAS Schedule of Accreditation which is  available on the UKAS website at UKAS Schedule of Accreditation

ASSL can support businesses and local authorities by:

  • Providing a comprehensive Public Analyst testing and analysis service
  • Providing process monitoring and quality control services                                                                                                 
  • Helping businesses meet their environmental and legal licensing obligations
  • Fulfilling legal and/or customer  requirements                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Providing and interpreting key data and offering advice based on findings

Members of the Public

ASSL works to protect the public from issues relating to food, water and other consumer goods.

Our Services

Our extensive scope of testing abilities is focused on our extensive experience in chemical analysis and microbiological examination and includes:

  • nutritional analysis and the detection of undesirable substances in food stuffs,
  • analysis of animal feeds and agricultural materials,
  • analysis of potable water,
  • environmental monitoring/pollution analysis of air,
  • water and contaminated land monitoring and,
  • consumer goods to ensure adherence to public protection guidelines.

If we are unable to help you directly then we will know someone who can. We have extensive professional and networking relationships throughout the scientific and technical community.


  • Aberdeen Scientific Services Laboratory
    Aberdeen City Council
    Housing and Environment
    Old Aberdeen House
    Dunbar Street
    Aberdeen AB24 3UJ
    Tel: 01224 491648
    Fax: 01224 276873