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Welcome to DETS

Welcome to Derwentside Environmental Testing Services (DETS)

DETS offer a wide range of high quality accredited analytical services for the environmental, construction, waste, fuel and engineering industries.  Combining a modern, well equipped laboratory, with highly skilled and dedicated staff, we can ensure an excellent and flexible service to meet the most demanding requirements.

Established in 1999 in Consett, DETS have expanded every year, and developed into one of the most respected analytical laboratories in the UK, by retaining their original clients, and regularly adding new companies. This achievement is due to the DETS philosophy of listening to their clients and forming honest and transparent relationships, providing quality data in agreed timescales, and going that ‘extra mile’ to provide added value.

The experienced scientific and customer service teams work closely with our clients to understand their needs in terms of the technical and commercial demands they face. Timeframes and reporting deadlines are agreed at an early stage to enable clients to meet their own obligations confidently.

QTSE are now part of DETS. 

DETS – dependable data, dependable delivery



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LOI Testing of Trommel Fines for HMRC Compliance

 DETS are now UKAS accredited for Loss on Ignition of fines test – as per HMRC guidance. Click here for more information. 

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Bioaccessibility Analysis

We are pleased to announce that DETS is now offering bioaccessibility testing, both as PBET (Physiologically Based Extraction Test) and the BARGE method (Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe). For more information please click here.

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