Our Labs

Our Labs

We store and test¬† millions of blood and urine samples for our research studies in specialist laboratories. As these studies involve really large numbers of people, we also have to develop suitable sample collection and testing methods.¬† You’ll find a virtual tour of the labs below. You can also find out testing samples has changed over the years.

Laboratory tour

Take a peek inside our laboratory! What happens to the millions of blood and urine samples we receive as part of our research studies?

Why do we test biological samples?

Two of our lab scientists explain why testing of biological samples is so useful for population health research, how it has developed over time and what the future might hold.