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New York State Legionella Lab

Category Press Release
Publish Date 12/21/2016
Author Alexa Surmick
Title EMSL Carle Place, NY Lab Receives NYSDOH ELAP Certification for Legionella Testing
Introduction EMSL's New York Labs are earning their final certifications to analyze Legionella under NYSDOH ELAP.

Carle Place, NY, December 21, 2016  

After earning an interim certification earlier in September, EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Carle Place, New York laboratory has been granted a final certification for Legionella analysis of both potable and non-potable water by the New York State Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NYSDOH ELAP).

The NYSDOH ELAP now requires laboratories providing Legionella testing in New York State to pass this certification program. EMSL’s Carle Place provides Legionella analysis in potable water using ISO 11731 and ISO 11731-2 testing methods. The laboratory also offers Legionella testing in non-potable water using method ISO 11731.

“With the addition of Carle Place, all of EMSL’s New York labs and our corporate lab in Cinnaminson, NJ are now NYSDOH ELAP certified for Legionella analysis,” said Dr. Christopher Goulah, Legionella Technical Manager at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “EMSL is continuously working to maintain the most up-to-date accreditations within the industry.”

Collectively, EMSL is the leading Legionella testing laboratory with 16 CDC ELITE certified locations and is fully-equipped to handle large projects following outbreaks.

Along with Legionella culture testing, EMSL also provides polymerase chain reaction (PCR), sequence-based typing and whole genome sequencing for Legionella outbreak source identification. To learn more about the NYSDOH ELAP Legionella and the CDC ELITE methods and certifications, or the difference between culture and molecular testing, please contact Dr. Christopher Goulah at (716) 651-0030 extension 1407 or Diane Miskowski, MPH, at (800) 220-3675 extension 2528.

As an added resource, EMSL has created a Legionella Pocket Guide with important information about the bacteria and different sampling techniques. For a free copy of this guide, please click here. To receive more information about EMSL’s Legionella testing services, please visit

To view a complete list of EMSL’s laboratory locations, accreditations and capabilities, please visit To learn more about EMSL’s testing services, please email or call 1-800-220-3675.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at for a complete listing of accreditations.  In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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