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Measurement Services

LGC is unique among contract research laboratories in our role as the UK’s National Measurement Laboratory (NML, designated for chemical and bio-measurement). We have an outstanding track record in delivering novel measurement and testing solutions for diverse sectors.

Accurate measurements underpin product safety and quality and ensure consumer confidence. These measurements can often be challenging due to the complexity of the sample matrix or particular analyte properties, such as ultra-low concentrations or chemical form. However, they are critical for reliable patient diagnostics and environmental monitoring.

Why use or partner with us to address your measurement challenges?

Our unique features

  • One of the leading national measurement institutes globally
  • More than 170 years’ experience in analytical science
  • More than 100 papers and conference presentations published and presented each year

Our unique measurement capabilities

  • Team of more than 80 specialist measurement scientists
  • Expertise in over 20 mass spectrometry systems
  • Expertise in over 10 digital and real-time PCR systems
  • Many services accredited to ISO/IEC 17025

High quality customer service

  • We score highly for scientific capability, quality, flexibility and delivery (9/10 - customer survey, April 2016)
  • Dedicated account manager to ensure effective understanding of your requirements and regular communication

Our expert team will work with you to understand your needs and propose and deliver innovative measurement solutions in accordance with your budget, timeline and quality requirements.

Our services include



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For further information please contact Measurement Services at LGC:


Our services and case studies

Find out more about our digital PCRnanoparticle and multispectral imaging services.

See examples of our reference measurement and measurement research applications.