Track Record / History

What began in 1986, as three Pathologists opening a specialist laboratory to support healthcare providers in the region, has grown to become one of the UK’s largest organisations dedicated to workplace drug and alcohol testing. Our credentials are further reinforced, as part of the SYNLAB Group, the largest European organisation dedicated to clinical laboratory services.

Company timeline

1986: JMJ Laboratories first opened its doors in Abergavenny, Wales as a specialist pathology laboratory provider to GPs and Hospitals in the local area

2000: The toxicology laboratory was first awarded ISO:17025 accreditation by UKAS

2007: JMJ Laboratories was acquired by Synergy Health plc

2008: JMJ Laboratories was renamed to Synergy Health Laboratory Services

2014: Synergy Health Laboratory Services acquired ScreenSafe UK

2014: Synergy Health Laboratory Services acquired Genon Laboratories, giving us our first footprint in specialist food testing

2015: STERIS plc acquired Synergy Health plc

2016: Safeguard Digital, our digital drug and alcohol testing platform was launched

2016: SYNLAB (UK) Group acquired Synergy Health Laboratory Services

2017: Synergy Health Laboratory Services was renamed to SYNLAB Laboratory Services