Analytical Service


 The Analytical Services Division is comprised of the Government’s Analytical Laboratory, located at Friar’s Hill Road, Dunbar’s and the analytical laboratory located at the Point Wharf Fisheries complex.  Our enduring commitment is the provision of accurate, timely and reliable diagnostic and advisory services. As the Nation’s central laboratory service, our clientele includes both public and private sector agencies.

In 2014, the services of the Division were expanded to include operations at the Point Wharf laboratory facility. This facility houses our Analytical Chemistry department, which provides the capacity for an expanded range of analyses such as heavy metals and pesticide residues.

Our Friars Hill facility is comprised of our main administrative office and our Microbiology and Molecular Biology departments.


To assure the protection of human health and the environment.



Providing quality analytical services in accordance with acceptable standards.


Services Provided

 Surveillance and monitoring

-Marine water quality

-Potable water quality

-Irrigation water quality

-Food safety assessments

-Soil fertility analysis

-Plant pathogen screening


Certificates of Analysis

-Microbiological Analyses

– Chemical Analyses


Research and Development


Project Execution


Information Dissemination



Advisory Services

-Advise clients on the best course of action

-Standards development in conjunction with the Bureau of Standards


  • Technical Secretariat for International Conventions and Initiatives
  • Stockholm Convention
  • Rotterdam Convention
  • Basel Convention
  • Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
  • Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
  • Land-Based Sources of Pollution Protocol (LBS)
  • Regional Network on Atmospheric Pollution
  • Codex Alimentarius
  • Chemical Metrology




  • Contacts

Tel: 462-4502/4373

Fax: 462-6281




Job Requirements:

Entry level technical post: Graduate Assistant

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Science (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)




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Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs Hon. Samantha Marshall and Permanent Secretary Mr. Colin O’Kieffe committing to raising awareness on POPs in Antigua & Barbuda #StopthePOPs







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