Embedded within ERU is the research lab, part of the North Faculty, based in Inverness. We are specialists in tailoring our laboratory research to the diverse needs of the ERU, and external collaborators.
Our laboratory is accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for isolation and identification of STEC O157.
Our focus is providing real results on real samples for projects as diverse as
• Prevalence of STEC O157 in the British cattle herd destined for the food chain
• How interpretation of antimicrobial resistance depends on the test used
• Microbiological quality of minced beef
• Antimicrobial sensitivity testing