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Tayside Scientific Services

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Tayside Scientific Services (TSS) provides a comprehensive chemical and microbiological analytical testing service to local authorities, other public bodies, and the private sector.

Tayside Scientific Services team including Public Analysts, Chemists and Microbiologists operate from a new purpose built `state of the art` laboratory facility situated in a convenient easily accessible location in the heart of Dundee's thriving science community.

The laboratory is accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and meets the requirements for EC Official Laboratory status for both chemical analysis and microbiological examination of food and animal feeding stuffs. We also meet the Drinking Water Testing Specification (DWTS) for our potable water testing.

Our Public Analyst and Agricultural Analyst service supports Local Authority Environmental Health and Trading Standards Departments enforce the provisions of the Food Safety Act and Agriculture Act. We provide analytical services and expert opinion on the results obtained.

Our range of testing extends to water and environmental pollution analysis, testing for the presence of asbestos in building materials, and assessing and testing the safety of consumer goods such as toys and cosmetics.

The rigorous UKAS accredited quality system ensures the reliability of results we produce which is reinforced by our participation in national and international quality assurance schemes.

The full Accreditation Schedule for TSS can be found here.

Contact Details

Jane Couper
Principal Scientific Officer
Email:  jane.couper@dundeecity.gov.uk
Tel:  01382 307170
James Lindsay Place, Dundee Technopole, Dundee, DD1 5JJ