Christmas and new year opening hours

As the year draws to a close, we are looking forward to a winter break! It has been a busy 12 months for everyone at NCIMB, and its hard to believe it is already a year since we moved in to our new purpose-built facility. We would like to thank all our customers for working with us in 2023 and wish you a happy and healthy year ahead.

We will close for the festive season on Friday 22 December 2023 and re-open on 3 January 2024. If you have any questions about any of our services please get in touch. Note the following schedules:

Microbial identification

Up to 19 DecSample receipt, analysis and reporting as normal
20-22 DecSamples accepted but results may not be issued until Jan 2024
23 Dec-2 JanNCIMB will be closed and cannot accept samples
3 Jan 2024Open and accepting samples as normal

Culture collection orders

18 – 20 DecOpen and processing orders as normal
20 DecThis is our recommended last day for culture order shipping in 2023
21-22 DecWe are open and will dispatched orders if possible but some orders placed may not ship until Jan 2024
23 Dec – 2 JanClosed: no orders will be processed or dispatched
3 Jan 2024Open and dispatching orders as normal

Energy & environmental microbiology services

Analysis typeLast date for submission 2023
Microbiological analysis of waters and pigwax21 Dec
Analysis of fuels13 Dec
Chemical analysis of effluent21 Dec
BOD analysis4 Dec
MARA & LumiMARA toxicity testing11 Dec