Blue Green Algae Testing Services

Affordable and efficient blue green algae testing and analysis services throughout the UK

As part of our water quality testing services, we also offer blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) sampling and testing services to a wide range of event organisers, venue operators, private land owners and public authorities with the ability to cater for both one-off sampling and scheduled sampling programmes.

Blue green algae is the common name for Cyanobacteria, which can create health risks when present in dense scums or blooms when humans or animals come into contact with it.

Laboratory analysis of algae samples helps identify the number of algae cells per millilitre of water, and determine if algae that is present is at unsafe levels. Our testing service not only provides laboratory analysis of the sample for presence of blue-green algae, but also a cell count to establish levels of BGA within the water body.

Fast Lab Analysis - Typical turnaround of 2-3 days
Clear and concise results certificates - Aligned to WHO Guidelines
Supported by expert advice & support

As part of our service, we provide the raw result data but also align the results to the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for blue-green algae to make them easily interpretable and understandable.

We offer algae testing services to sporting event, water sport venue operators, activity providers, private land owners, local authorities and fire services.

Alongside blue-green algae testing, we also provide open water swimming testing and microbiology testing for the EU bathing water standards.

Very good, responsive people and efficient service. Very satisfied & highly recommend.

Steven Adam, Northants Sport

Great service!
Needed a quick turnaround of results and was very impressed that my samples were tracked over the weekend.

Annie, WC Halls and Son

The whole sampling process at the outset looked a daunting prospect, but in the end was straight forward and managed by a very competent team. We’ll be using again in the future for our events.

Ash Nicholson, Discovery Triathlon

We offer a comprehensive blue-green algae sampling service providing robust, reliable and meaningful results to event organisers and venue operators

We offer a comprehensive blue-green algae sampling service providing robust, reliable and meaningful results to event organisers and venue operators

Our Blue Green Algae Testing kit is easy to order, and includes everything required to receive your results.

Order your test kit

Collect your water samples

Return the samples by post

Get your samples lab analysed

Receive your water sample certificate

Blue Green Algae Sampling Service

We have a standard blue green algae testing package which includes the following:

  • Sample bottle delivery (to you)
  • Full sampling instructions & supporting paperwork
  • Courier collection of samples once taken and delivery direct to our laboratory
  • Blue-Green Algae analysis certificate comparing results against the World Heath Organisation guidelines for blue-green algae.

The package outlined above is based on you obtaining the samples yourself from the water body. However, if this is not feasible we are able to offer a service whereby we collect the samples from the water on your behalf.


Samples are transported to our lab where analysis can begin and results obtained. This can take between 24-72hrs depending on when you submit your samples. Result certificates are then produced and emailed to you with clear & concise results. A faster turn-around can be provided, when required, by prior arrangement.

Sampling Programmes

Typically, venues being used on a regular basis will require a more regular and structured testing programme to be put in place. Please get in touch for further details on how we can assist with this.

Arrange your blue green algae testing now or call us on 01279 912950