SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

About Us

SYNLAB in the UK & Ireland

At SYNLAB, we provide laboratory, diagnostic and advisory services to a diverse range of sectors, from healthcare, wellness and veterinary, to food, family law and transport. We carry out over 25 million tests every year and employ more than 1,300 people across the UK and Ireland.

We pride ourselves on the positive difference we make to people, animals, the environment, workplaces and other consumers by providing reliable, effective and timely diagnostic information.

Our extensive network of laboratories offers thousands of different types of tests. These include routine blood, toxicology, food, fuel, water and soil analysis through to cutting edge molecular and genetic testing.

At SYNLAB, we are committed to advancing scientific and clinical practice through innovation, research and development. All our laboratories comply with industry standards and hold the accreditations relevant to their field of work. For laboratory-specific information, please see individual service pages.

We are proud to work with the NHS (National Health Service) through a number of hospital partnerships. These combine clinical excellence with the very best in innovation and transformation. SYNLAB’s involvement has enabled the NHS to realise a number of benefits, such as major improvements to patient services, better value for money and access to state-of-the-art laboratories and diagnostic services.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland is part of SYNLAB Group, Europe’s leading medical diagnostic services provider. SYNLAB Group operates in more than forty countries across four continents and carries out 500 million laboratory tests every year.

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Latest SYNLAB UK & Ireland News
Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement 2020

January 2020 This is the SYNLAB Group’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement under Section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) for…

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SYNLAB announce partnership with Docly

14 May 2020 New partnership sees comprehensive health tests offered to customers remotely across key UK & Ireland industry sectors UK & Ireland employers and…

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SYNLAB and Scopio bring 24/7 veterinary digital cytology to the UK

13th May 2020 SYNLAB UK & Ireland’s Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) and Scopio Labs, an advanced digital microscopy company, today announced that they have signed…

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Supporting the national effort to fight Coronavirus

23 April 2020 Delivering 24/7 testing for COVID-19 We are proud to be supporting the NHS with 24/7 COVID-19 testing from our Taunton laboratory. Not…

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SYNLAB Laboratory Services Maintains ISO 15189:2012 UKAS Accreditation

7th April 2020 – SYNLAB Laboratory Services, part of Europe’s leading medical diagnostics provider SYNLAB Group, is pleased to announce that the company has successfully…

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SYNLAB Laboratory Services Maintains UKAS Accreditation for 19th Year

3rd April 2020 – SYNLAB Laboratory Services, a specialist workplace drug and alcohol testing laboratory, today announced that the company has successfully maintained its United…

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COVID-19 update: SYNLAB services continue to operate

14 April 2020 In this latest update, I continue to reassure our patients and consumers, partners, staff and other customers that our services remain operational…

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SYNLAB celebrates #HealthcareScienceWeek

13 March 2020 Olivia Hendry – a Specialist Biomedical Scientist at Pathology First – describes her role and the variety she enjoys from her career…

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Press statement: SYNLAB UK & Ireland confirmed as preferred NHS strategic partner

21 January 2020 SYNLAB UK & Ireland has been confirmed as the preferred strategic partner to transform and deliver NHS pathology services in South East London. SYNLAB…

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Update On Submitting Samples Where Mycobacterial Disease Is Suspected

20 January 2020 Please note that in order to comply with the health and safety regulations surrounding the handling and potential culture of samples containing…

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Pathology First shortlisted as a finalist for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020

16 December 2019 SYNLAB UK & Ireland is delighted to announce Pathology First has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category of Best Healthcare…

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GENDER Pay Gap Report 2018-19

6 April 2019 Introduction Following the introduction of the Gender Pay Gap (‘GPG’) Transparency Regulations in 2017, SYNLAB UK & Ireland is pleased to provide…

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