EMSL Houston Lab adds PCR Testing for Bacteroides and Legionella
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is adding more testing to their Houston laboratory.
Houston, TX, June 28, 2022 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Houston laboratory is now offering PCR testing for Bacteroides and Legionella. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique used to “amplify” small segments of DNA. The Houston lab specializes in microbiology testing including mold, bacteria, sewage-related contaminants, E. coli, Total Coliforms, food pathogens and more.
Legionella are bacteria commonly transmitted through contaminated aerosols. These aerosols have been linked.......[Read More]
New Jersey Department of Health Investigates Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Associated with Hotel Guests
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to test environmental samples for Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 27, 2022 Last month, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced it was working in coordination with the Parsippany-Troy Hills Health and Human Services Department to investigate three cases of Legionnaires’ disease. The outbreak occurred in guests who had stayed at a hotel in Parsippany last year. According to the NJDOH announcement:
After the second case was identified in February 2022, the Department in coordination with the Parsippany-Troy Hills Health and Human Services Department began an.......[Read More]
Michigan Department of Corrections Moves Hundreds of Prisoners after Mold Discovery
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify water damage, mold and other indoor environmental quality issues.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 22nd, 2022
Last month, it was reported that the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) transferred over 600 prisoners from a correctional facility in Coldwater, Michigan to other prisons after mold was discovered in the attic of several housing units. The prisoners are expected to return in several months after the mold issue has been resolved. Mold can begin to grow in most indoor environments when moisture is present. With enough moisture, many common building materials, furnishing and people’s.......[Read More]
Testing Potable Water from Private Wells for Arsenic Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical provides arsenic and other drinking water testing services to protect the public from both naturally occurring and man-made contaminants.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 20th, 2022
People can be exposed to arsenic from a number of sources, including drinking water. This is especially true for those who rely on private wells in some parts of the country. Arsenic in water is tasteless and odorless. It can enter drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it is widely believed that naturally occurring arsenic dissolves out of certain rock formations.......[Read More]
FDA Regulations on Asbestos in Cosmetics Require Both PLM and TEM Analysis
EMSL provides analytical options for cosmetic samples that follow FDA regulations.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 16th, 2022
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) White Paper published in December 2021 summarizes the scientific opinions of subject matter experts on the reliable testing of talc-containing cosmetic products. The white paper upholds the long-held consensus that Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) analysis alone is not sufficient to show that a cosmetic product does not contain asbestos. PLM analysis is only considered sufficient when an individual sample has been found to already contain.......[Read More]
Washington State Department of Health Warns of Largest Outbreak of TB Cases in 20 Years
EMSL Analytical offers highly sensitive PCR testing methods to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other microbial pathogens from environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 15th, 2022
In late April, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reported that cases of tuberculosis (TB) were on the rise, putting state and local public health officials on heightened alert. The agency went on to share that widespread disruptions in public health and healthcare services, and missed TB diagnoses due to similarities in symptoms between COVID-19 and TB, are thought to have contributed to TB cases rising both locally and globally. Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes TB and the.......[Read More]