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How will Brexit Effect your Contracted Laboratory Service?

Irish Laboratory Testing

As the UK prepares to leave the EU you may be wondering how this will impact your industry. If you currently avail of contract laboratory services in the UK the effects of a no deal Brexit may have major implications on the ability of UK based laboratories to provide a reliable service.

Transport, Sample Preservation & Holding Times

The EU Customs Union means goods (and services) can move freely within the EU with no tariffs being applied as they move from one country to another. Without this agreement there will inevitably be delays between Ireland and the UK.

All ISO 17025:2005 accredited laboratories are required to maintain the temperature of water during transport. to accurately analyse most water matrices to meet IS0 17025 specifications, there is a maximum of 24 hours to reach the laboratory. With the likelihood of delays at boarder checks and ports it is expected to become nearly impossible to meet these standards.

How we can help?

To avoid any uncertainty regarding transport delays, sample preservation and holding times you should only use an accredited Irish laboratory. Southern Scientific Services Ltd are a wholly Irish owned and operated company based in Co. Kerry. We are accredited by INAB to ISO 17025 standards for analysis. View the details of our scope here.

We provide the following benefits to give you peace of mind:

  • ISO 17025 accredited analysis
  • Professional advise and knowledge
  • Courier collection service
  • Sampling by our expert Field Services Technicians
  • Free sampling kits
  • Fast turnaround of results
  • 100% Irish owned and run

We have been dedicated to our customers for the last 25 years. Our team have an extensive knowledge and years of experience, so you know you are in great hands.