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Virologist at workThe Marine Scotland Science diagnostic group undertakes screening of farmed and wild fish for the identification of notifiable, non-notificable and exotic diseases. A collection of viral isolates dating back to 1977 are maintained within our culture collection. Staff are experienced in viral isolation and identification, aquarium challenges and validation of diagnostic methods.

The laboratory participates in EU, UK and international proficiency exercises and also has experience in organising proficiency testing.

The virology laboratory works to UKAS ISO:17025 accreditation for the following pathogens:

For further information please contact: MSSAMEDiagnosticgroup@gov.uk