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CDC ELITE Certified Lab

Category Press Release
Publish Date 12/5/2017
Author Alexandra Gentile
Title Minneapolis Testing Laboratory Adds CDC ELITE Certification for Legionella Testing
Introduction EMSL Analytical, Inc. recognizes its Minneapolis laboratory for CDC ELITE Certification.

Minneapolis,  MN, December 4th, 2017

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Minneapolis laboratory is now CDC ELITE certified for Legionella analysis. EMSL is the leading Legionella testing laboratory with 20 CDC ELITE proficient locations throughout the United States and Canada.

“EMSL also performs quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) testing for Legionella at our corporate headquarters in Cinnaminson, New Jersey,” said Christopher Goulah, Ph.D., Legionella Technical Manager at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “We are the only commercial testing laboratory in the country that offers qPCR testing for L. pneumophila, L. pneumophila serotype 1 and Legionella spp. in one convenient test. We can also perform Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for outbreak source investigations involving all species and serotypes of Legionella.”

Along with Legionella testing, EMSL Minneapolis offers asbestos, food and beverage, microbiology, indoor air quality and lead testing services. The laboratory is certified by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for fungal testing of air, bulk and surface samples by culture or direct examination through the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP). EMSL Minneapolis is an AIHA-LAP, LLC Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) participant for fungi analysis.

The laboratory is AIHA-LAP, LLC certified for testing of paint, soil, dust wipes and airborne dust under the Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) and Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT) Program.

In addition, EMSL Minneapolis is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for bulk and airborne asbestos analysis. The laboratory is accredited by the Minnesota Department of Health and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 for asbestos is drinking water testing. EMSL Minneapolis is certified for phase contrast microscopy (PCM), polarized light microscopy (PLM) and mold analysis by the Minnesota Department of State Health Services. EMSL Minneapolis is also accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) as an approved food testing laboratory.

To learn more about Legionella and our testing services, please visit www.LegionellaTesting.com. EMSL also supplies free Legionella pocket guides, which provides valuable information about the bacteria as well as sampling techniques. To request a free copy, please click here.

For service questions, please contact EMSL’s Christopher Goulah, Ph.D., for expert information at 1-800-220-3675 extension 1407 or Diane Miskowski, MPH, at 1-800-220-3675 extension 2528. To view a complete list of EMSL’s laboratory locations, accreditations and capabilities, please visit www.EMSL.com. For more information about EMSL’s testing services, please email info@EMSL.com or call (800) 220-3675.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with 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 www.EMSL.com 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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