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The demands for compliance and supply chain assurance mean all companies, large or small, need complete confidence in their analytical testing provider. The range of tests required, and the use of more sensitive and/or more rapid methods has driven a need for dealing with laboratories that offer a broad scope of tests. At Symbio Laboratories, we have built our services around our knowledge of industry and specific customers’ testing programs. The highly qualified and experienced staff within our laboratories and customer service teams ensure we deliver accurate and timely test results, and that customers have access to qualified personnel who can explain results, and provide guidance on how to implement them.

All test methods are based on Australian Standards or recognised international references (e.g. AOAC, AOCS, AACC, APHA, USEPA). Symbio is also a Department of Agriculture (AQIS) appointed analyst for imported foods testing, and is listed by the National Residue Survey for testing of residues for a number of programs across meat, grains, fruit and vegetable commodities. As a Quarantine Approved premises, Symbio’s Brisbane microbiology (quarantine  site no. Q2717) and chemistry (quarantine site no. Q2718) laboratories  can accept samples from international customers looking for testing in an Australian accredited laboratory.

Our laboratories have implemented wide-ranging internal proficiency programs and participate in a large number of external proficiency programs to ensure a high level of accuracy and service is delivered to clients. Laboratories are located regionally and in capital cities across Australia, each of which operates according to the guidelines set out in ISO/IEC/17025, and are NATA accredited for a wide range of tests.

With one of the broadest range of NATA accredited chemical, residue and microbiological tests conducted in house, using the latest sensitive and rapid technologies, Symbio Laboratories is a genuine one-stop shop for all your testing needs.

Symbio’s Research & Development (R&D) program has had enormous achievements over the years. We execute approximately 40-60 different R&D projects per year, which lead to integral improvement in our laboratory efficiency as well as the long-term sustainability of our business. Some of these critical R&D projects have led to the direct win of significant contracts, because Symbio is able to offer efficiencies and capabilities that our competitors cannot match in quality and serviceability.
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Research and Development

We are dedicated to continual development to provide our customers with the most innovative solutions across our Microbiology, Residue, and Chemistry capabilities


Symbio Laboratories’ Brisbane Microbiology team have welcomed their fully-automated agar plating robot, the BD Kiestra InoqulA+ into the fold. Continue read more about Symbio’s specialty testing services.


Symbio Laboratories has built a strong reputation as an independent provider of analytical testing services to aquaculture and seafood producers and processors. 

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Now offering 2 Hour Rapid testing for urgent Legionella screens, with TATs for routine analysis.

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Symbio Laboratories has the capability to provide a broad range of tests to assist clients to better describe the nutritional aspects of their

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Environmental Management System (based on ISO 14001)

Occupational Health & Safety Management System (based on ISO 45001)