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Legionella Testing Laboratory

Category Press Release
Publish Date 2/13/2018
Author Alexandra Gentile
Title Phoenix Testing Laboratory Adds AIHA Certification for Legionella Testing
Introduction EMSL Analytical, Inc. is recognizing it's Phoenix Lab for its AIHA Legionella accreditation.

Phoenix, AZ, February 13th, 2018

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Phoenix laboratory is now certified for Legionella analysis through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC). EMSL Phoenix is in compliance with International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 policies and procedures along with offering high-quality testing services to its clients. Nationwide, EMSL is the leading Legionella testing laboratory with 20 CDC ELITE certified locations, including Phoenix, throughout the United States and Canada.

Legionella can cause a very serious form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease, which often has long-term health effects such as cognitive decline and debilitating fatigue long after the patient is released from the hospital. Legionella can also cause a less serious flu-like illness known as Pontiac Fever.

“We are proud of EMSL Phoenix’s efforts to achieve this AIHA accreditation for Legionella testing,” stated Dr. Jason Dobranic, Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Our microbiology divisions company-wide are consistently working to earn new qualifications to better assist our clients throughout the country as well as in Canada. EMSL Phoenix has talented and qualified personnel offering laboratory support for Legionella outbreaks or routine testing.”

Along with Legionella testing, EMSL Phoenix offers asbestos and microbiology testing services. The laboratory is certified by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for testing through the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP). EMSL Phoenix is an AIHA-LAP, LLC Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) participant for fungi. The Phoenix lab is also certified through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation for biological food testing.

In addition, EMSL Phoenix is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for bulk and airborne asbestos analysis. The laboratory is accredited by the California State Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program and the State of Hawaii Department of Health the for bulk asbestos. EMSL Phoenix is certified for phase contrast microscopy (PCM), polarized light microscopy (PLM) and mold analysis by the Colorado Department of State Health Services.

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 716-651-0030 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 43 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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