Established in 2003, Stonehaven Microbiology Services Limited (trading as SMS), is a modern microbiology & chemistry laboratory providing quality control and compliance testing facilities for both business and domestic customers in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, the North East of Scotland, and North Sea offshore facilities.

By using our independent, responsive, and cost-effective microbiological and chemical testing services you can:

● shorten your time-to-market

● reduce business risk

● enhance product value in the marketplace

We specialise in microbiological analysis and detection of foodborne pathogens, including Enterobacteriaceae (*), E. coli (*), Staphylococcus aureus (*), Salmonella (*) and Listeria (*) in foods. In addition to this we can assist with shelf-life determinations and spoilage of foods, through measurement of Aerobic Colony Counts (*), and Yeasts and Moulds (*), in foods.

We also specialise in the detection and quantification of microorganisms in water and environmental samples, including Total Viable Counts at 22 °C & 37 °C (*), coliforms (*), E. coli (*), Enterococci (*), Pseudomonas, and Legionella (*).

SMS can also conduct analyses for Salmonella (*) and Enterobacteriaceae (*) under the Animal By-Products Enforcement (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (S.S.I. 2011 No. 171).

(*) These tests are UKAS accredited.

SMS is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 4429, and our full UKAS Schedule of Accreditation can be viewed on the UKAS site.

UKAS accredited testing laboratory No 4429