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CDC ELITE Legionella Certification

Category Press Release
Publish Date 11/26/2018
Author Ashley Aneses
Title Michigan Testing Laboratory Adds CDC ELITE Certification for Legionella Testing
Introduction EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Michigan laboratory is now CDC ELITE proficient for Legionella analysis.

Plymouth, MI,  November 26th , 2018

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Plymouth, Michigan laboratory is now CDC ELITE proficient for Legionella analysis. EMSL is the leading Legionella testing laboratory with 21 CDC ELITE proficient locations throughout the United States and Canada.

“We’re proud of our EMSL Michigan location for receiving this CDC ELITE proficiency,” said Christopher Goulah, Ph.D., Legionella Technical Manager at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “EMSL offers a number of Legionella testing options including Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) testing for Legionella at its corporate headquarters. We are the only commercial testing laboratory in the U.S. 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.”

In addition to Legionella testing, EMSL Michigan offers asbestos, microbiology and indoor air quality testing services. The laboratory is certified by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP) for mold testing of air, bulk and surface samples by culture or direct examination. EMSL Michigan is an AIHA Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) participant for mold analysis.

The laboratory is AIHA-LAP, LLC certified for testing of environmental microbiology under the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP). In addition, EMSL Michigan is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for bulk and airborne asbestos analysis.

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 716-989-5138. 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 is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 45 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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