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Template:About Template:Primary sources Template:Infobox Organization LGC is a British independent, science-based service company providing chemical, biochemical and DNA based analysis. It was formed in 1996 after the privatisation of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist, and still has a statutory role as the Government Chemist. Since privatisation it has expanded from 270 staff in 1996 to over 1500 in 2010 and is Europe's largest, independent analytical laboratory.<ref name="hist">Template:Cite web</ref>

LGC participates in the European Reference Materials concept, together with the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) of the European Commission's Directorate General Joint Research Centre and the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM).

LGC was acquired by private equity firm Bridgepoint in February 2010.


LGC has four operating divisions:<ref name="divs">Template:Cite web</ref>

  • LGC Forensics; has a divisional head office in Teddington, with other sites based at Runcorn, Risley, Warrington, Tamworth, Culham, Bromsgrove and St Neots.
  • LGC Genomics
  • LGC Science & Technology
  • LGC Health and Science
  • LGC Standards

See also

  • ISO/IEC 17025
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  • Reference values



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