Analytical Services


Natasa Desnica

Group Leader

Matís is a designated official laboratory and also acts as a National Reference Laboratory for Iceland. Matís is accredited according to ISO 17025 and we operate the most advanced laboratory in Iceland for chemical and microbiological analyses of food and feed. We provide chemical and microbiological analytical services for the Central Competent Authority and Local Competent Authorities as well as private companies and the general public.

Analyses can be performed on all types of samples, such as food products, drinking and bathing water, pharmaceuticals, sewage and environmental samples. Thousands of samples are analysed annually. Other activities of the analytical laboratories include international participation in development and validation of analytical reference methods, as well as development of guidelines and quality procedures for analytical laboratories.


The analytical services at Matís are accredited according to the IST/ISO 17025/2005 standard by the Swedish accreditation body Swedac. The accreditation ensures that Matís is able to provide a service of satisfactory quality standard that full fills the demands of the clients and will leave no doubt as to the reliability, correctness and impartiality of the test results.