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Express Micro Science is the only independent testing lab in Scotland offering the complete range of UKAS accredited water tests. We cover everything you need to ensure that your drinking water, ice, pools, spas, showers, tanks, pipes, and even hoses are free from water-borne bacteria.

End to End Integrity
At EMS, professional water testing doesn’t begin in the lab. To ensure proper handling, we provide customers with lab grade water sampling materials, and if needed our trained operators can visit your facility to provide a full on-site water sampling service. We then collect any samples using our own fleet of temperature controlled vans, and deliver them to our state-of-the-art facility for same day water-borne bacteria testing.

Scotland’s Local Lab
Our UKAS accredited water lab is ideally located to receive samples from across mainland Scotland on the same day they were collected, and we recently expanded our water testing facilities to handle growing demand for local testing. This guarantees testing is conducted on the day of collection, preserving sample integrity, and providing the fastest possible results.

An Eye for the Invisible
The EMS water lab is equipped to uncover everything you wouldn’t want to find in your water. All our water testing is UKAS accredited for total peace of mind, covering all major water-borne bacteria, including:

  • Total counts at 22°C and 37°C
  • E. coli
  • Coliforms
  • Pseudomonas
  • Enterococci
  • Sulphite reducing clostridia
  • Legionella

Leading the way on Legionella
In 2005 Express Micro Science became the first laboratory in Scotland to be UKAS accredited for Legionella testing. As a member of the Legionella Control Association we appreciate how critical it is to control this serious risk to public health.

Not only do we have more experience in Legionella testing than anyone else in the country, we recently rebuilt the EMS water lab. Now more advanced than ever, and with double the capacity, our lab yields more Legionella testing results, in even less time.

Lambda Gateway – Intuitive, actionable science.
We developed the Lambda Gateway, a bespoke results handling and reporting software designed to deliver the data our clients need, exactly how and when they need it. As an EMS client, Lambda puts you in control. Results can be trended, compared, and presented in near endless ways. View exactly what you need, and nothing of what you don’t, making your data fully relevant, intuitive, and quickly actionable.

Find out more about how Lambda Gateway can help.

Science meets service – Training & Support
Our service doesn’t end with your test results. Should you need any post-testing support, our microbiologists are available 7 days a week to discuss your results.

We also keep up to date with all ISO and British Standards, alerting you to any new legislation that may affect your planned sampling, testing, or corrective actions.

Our team can even provide comprehensive training courses in sample collection techniques, food and water safety, and much more. See all our training courses in the Training Services section.

Take a closer look.
For additional detail regarding all our tests, accreditations, and services, visit our Services page, or simply get in touch.