ACT Government Analytical Laboratory

The ACT Government Analytical Laboratory (ACTGAL) comprises three functional units:

  • Toxicology and Forensic Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Microbiology

ACTGAL currently holds a Quality Management System certified to AS ISO 90021.

Toxicology and Forensic Chemistry

The Toxicology & Forensic Chemistry Unit is accredited to ISO 17025 in the field of Forensic Science. The unit provides analytical support for forensic investigations relating to drugs and poisons and expert opinion to relevant ACT courts.

Specifically the service provided includes analytical toxicology to support:

  • coronial investigations
  • ACT legislation including the Road Transport Act
  • drug treatment programs

and analytical chemistry to support:

  • controlled substances legislation

Environmental Chemistry

The Environmental Chemistry unit is accredited to ISO 17025 in the field of Chemical Testing and provides the following services:

  • Monitoring of ambient air quality in the ACT for compliance with the Ambient Air Quality National Environmental Protection Measure
  • Asbestos identification and fibre counting on a fee for service basis

Microbiology

The Microbiology Unit is accredited to ISO 17025 in the field of Biological Testing and provides the following services:

  • Regulatory microbiological analysis as required under various ACT Acts and regulations
  • In partnership with Environmental Health identify sources of food poisoning
  • Microbiological analysis of food and water on a fee for service basis

Contact us

Phone (02) 6205 1700

Fax (02) 6205 8703