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Microbiology Testing Laboratory

Microbiology Laboratory

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers a complete array of Microbiology Laboratory Testing services available at  our nationwide laboratory locations.  Our services include the analysis of fungi (mold), bacteria (Legionella, E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, etc), mycotoxins, endotoxins, allergens, pollen and particulates in air, swab, water, soil, bulk, dust, wipe, food and consumer products.  EMSL also offers PCR Analysis for rapid pathogen detection.
The QA/QC program at EMSL ensures that you will receive scientifically sound, legally defensible data.  Many of our microbiology laboratories maintain accreditation under the American Industrial Hygiene Environmental Microbiology Program (AIHA LAP, LLC - EMLAP) for the analysis of indoor air quality samples, amongst other microbiological analyses. Several of our labs are pursuing advanced accreditation under the A2LA and FDA GMP/cGLP program for food, dietary supplements, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical analysis.

EMSL participates in the UK Health Protection Agency Legionella Proficiency Scheme and the US CDC ELITE Program for Legionella analysis as well as the state proficiency programs for bacteriological testing of drinking, wastewater, recreational water, and sewage sludge.

EMSL offers customized method development and special project design for non-routine analyses using ASTM, AOAC, FDA BAM, CTFA, USP, EPA, APHA, ASM as well as international testing methodologies. Our internal QA/QC program is ISO 17025 compliant.

For nearly 30 years, EMSL has lead the industry in providing a huge array of laboratory testing services to industry professionals and private users who need fast, reliable, professional laboratory results they can count on.

Our microbiology laboratory services include:

  • Air Quality Testing
  • Allergen Testing
  • Analytical Testing
  • Antimicrobial Testing
  • Bacteria Testing
  • Bioburden Testing
  • Biofilm Testing
  • Contaminant Identification
  • Cosmetic Testing
  • Disinfectant Testing
  • Endotoxin Testing
  • Environmental Testing
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Food Adulteration
  • Food Testing
  • Kill Time Study
  • Kirby Bauer
  • Litigation Support
  • Marketing Claim Support
  • Metalworking Fluids
  • Method Development
  • Microbial Identification
  • Microbial Limit Test
  • Microbial Induced Corrosion Testing
  • Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC)
  • Mold Testing

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Full list of services provided for Microbiology Laboratory ( click for details )
Microbiology - Aquatic Microbiology   Algae Toxins
   Bacterial abundance
   Bioburden / Microbial Content
   Biofilm-Associated Bacteria (Group test: IRB, SRB, SLYME)
   Cyanobacteria/Blue Green Algae
   Denitrifying Bacteria (DN)
   E. coli Detection by Colilert (Presence/Absence)
   E. coli Detection by Membrane Filtration
   E. coli Water Quality Assay
   Fecal Coliform by Membrane Filtration
   Geosmin and 2-Methyl-Isoborneol (MIB)
   Heterotrophic Plate Count
   Microscopic Particulate Analysis (MPA)
   Nitrifying Bacteria (N)
   Periphyton (attached algae)
   Phytoplankton (algae)
   Recreational Water Analysis (Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, Staphylococcus, Fecal Streptococcus)
   Resistance to Algal Detachment
   Total Coliform by Colilert (Presence/Absence)
   Total Coliform Count by Membrane Filtration
   Total Coliforms & E. coli
   Total Enterococcus Water Quality Assay
   Wastewater Biomass Analysis
   Zooplankton Analyses
Microbiology - Bacteria   Acid Producing Bacteria (APB)
   Aerobic Bacteria by GC-FAME (NIOSH 0801)
   Aerobic Spore Former Count
   Anaerobic Plate Count
   Anaerobic Spore Former Count
   Anthrax - Bacillus anthracis
   APC (Aerobic Plate Count)
   Bacillus cereus
   Bacterial Identification
   Bacterial Population (Aerobic Plate Count)
   Bioburden / Microbial Content
   Biofilm-Associated Bacteria (Group test: IRB, SRB, SLYME)
   Canner's Test
   Clostridium botulinum Types A, B, E, and F Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
   Coagulase positive Staphylococcus
   Contamination Source Tracking
   Denitrifying Bacteria (DN)
   Detection of Clostridium botulinum Types A, B, E, and F Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
   E. coli Detection by Colilert (Presence/Absence)
   E. coli Detection by Membrane Filtration
   E. coli O157:H7 (Presence/Absence)
   E. coli Water Quality Assay
   Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) Analysis
   Fecal Coliform by Membrane Filtration
   Fungal / Bacterial Identification
   Gram Stain and Enumeration of Culturable Bacteria
   Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria (HAB)
   Heterotrophic Plate Count
   Identification and Enumeration of Culturable Bacteria (3 Most Prominent Types)
   Identification and Enumeration of Culturable Bacteria (up to 5 types)
   Identification of Unknown Bacteria and Fungi by DNA Sequencing
   Listeria (Presence/Absence)
   Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC)
   Microbial Isolation
   MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
   Mycobacteria Detection
   Nitrifying Bacteria (N)
   Pseudomonas aeruginosa Detection
   Recreational Water Analysis (Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, Staphylococcus, Fecal Streptococcus)
   Speciation - Identification and Enumeration of Culturable Bacteria (5 Most Prominent Types)
   Total Coliform Count by Membrane Filtration
   Total Coliforms & E. coli
   Total Enterococcus Water Quality Assay
Microbiology - Endotoxin   Kinetic Endotoxin Testing by LAL
Microbiology - Healthcare Pathogens (HAIs)   Acinetobacter baumannii
   Burkholderia cepacia
   Campylobacter (Presence / Absence)
   Candida auris
   Clostridioides difficile
   CRE (Carbepenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae)
   Enterococcus faecalis
   ESBL (Extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae
   Klebsiella pneumoniae
   Listeria monocytogenes
   Staphylococcus aureus
   Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
   VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus)
   VRSA (Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
Microbiology - Legionella Testing   ISO 11731
   ISO 11731-2, Direct Filtration
   Legionella 1
   Legionella 4
   Legionella Detection
   Legionella pneumophila
   Legionella Test Codes
   Level 1
   Level 2
   Level 3
   Level 4
Microbiology - Mold and Fungi   Aspergillus Common 10 Panel
   Aspergillus Comprehensive 15 Panel
   Aspergillus Nosocomial 6 Panel
   Aspergillus/Penicillium Screen
   Create Your Own Fungal Panel
   Culturable Fungi (Culture Plate Impactor Samples)
   Culturable Fungi (Impactor Samples)
   Culturable Fungi (Swab, Dust, or Bulk)
   Direct Examination (Tape Lift, Bio-Tape, Bulk, or Swab)
   EPA's Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) 36 Panel
   ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index) 36 Panel
   Fungal / Bacterial Identification
   Fungal Identification
   Fungal Population (Yeast & Mold)
   Identification of Unknown Bacteria and Fungi by DNA Sequencing
   Identification of Viable Cryptococcus neoformans
   Identification of Viable Histoplasma capsulatum
   Microbial Isolation
   Spore Trap Analysis
   Spore Traps (Total Fungal Spore Count, Pollen, Skin, Insect Fragments and Background Density)
   Stachybotrys Screen
   Water Damage 10 Panel
   Water Damage 20 Panel
   Wood Rot Fungi
Microbiology - Mycotoxins   Mycotoxin - Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, GC by LC-MS
   Mycotoxin - Ochratoxin A by LC-MS
   Mycotoxin - Sterigmatocystin by LC-MS
   Mycotoxin - Zearalenone by LC-MS
Microbiology - Plant Pathogen   Plant Pathogen - Botrytis
   Plant Pathogen - Colletotrichum
   Plant Pathogen - Fusarium
   Plant Pathogen - Phytophthora
   Plant Pathogen - Powdery Mildew
   Plant Pathogen - Pythium
   Plant Pathogen - Rhizoctonia
   Plant Pathogen - Rust
   Plant Pathogen - Sclerotinia
   Plant Pathogen - Verticillium
Microbiology - Sewage Contamination   Bacteroides
   Contamination Source Tracking
   Fecal Coliform by Membrane Filtration
   Sewage Contamination in Buildings (Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, E. coli, Fecal Streptococcus)
   Sewage Screen
Microbiology - Special Projects / Research and Development   Antimicrobial Coating Efficacy
   Antimicrobial Effectiveness / Preservative Efficacy
   AOAC 955.17
   AOAC 960.09
   AOAC 961.02
   AOAC 961.02 Modified
   AOAC Germicidal & Detergent Action
   AOAC Use Dilution - Additional
   AOAC Use Dilution - Broad
   AOAC Use Dilution - Limited
   AOAC Use Dilution - Medical
   AOAC Use Dilution Test
   ASTM C1338
   ASTM D2020
   ASTM D2574
   ASTM D3273
   ASTM D3456
   ASTM D4300
   ASTM D4445
   ASTM D4783
   ASTM D5588
   ASTM D5589
   ASTM D5590
   ASTM D6469
   ASTM D6974
   ASTM E1428
   ASTM E2149
   ASTM E2180
   ASTM E2315
   ASTM E2783
   ASTM E3135
   ASTM G21
   ASTM G22
   Custom Protocol Development
   Custom Protocol Testing
   ISO 22196
   ISO 27447
   ISO 846
   Kirby Bauer Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing
   MIC - Minimum Inhibitory Concentration
   MIL-STD-810G Method 508.5
   MLC/MBC - Minimum Lethal Concentration
   Mycobacterium avium
   Mycobacterium intracellulare
   Research and Development
   Special Projects
   Test Method 100
   Test Method 147
   Test Method 174
   Test Method 30
   TRSA Standard
   USP 62 TRSA Standard
   Z 2801 - Antimicrobial Products
Other   68-2-10 Test J
  Antimicrobial Effectiveness
  Avian Pathogens
  Biological Screen
  Confirmation Testing
  Euclidean Distance Dendrogram Generation
  Indoor Allergens
  Iron-related, Sulfate-reducing, and Slime-forming Bacteria
  Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
  Lactobacillus Species Count
  Materials Identification
  Method 508.5
  Method DIS/TSS-10
  Method<51>: Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing
  Method<61>: Microbial Limit Test
  Method<71>: Sterility Tests
  Method<797>: Pharmaceutical Compounding - Sterile Preparations
  Methods Development
  Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST)
  Packaging Evaluation
  Pathogen Confirmation
  Pollen Identification and Enumeration
  Preservative Efficacy
  Product Validation
  Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  Quality Assurance
  Root Cause Failure Analysis
  Salmonella Detection and Enumeration
  Sanitation Validation
  Shelf Life Studies
  Shigella spp by qPCR and Culture (Corporate NJ lab only)
  Special Growth Conditions
  Spoilage Organisms
  Standard Panel
  Tensile Properties
  Thermophilic Aerobic Spore Former Count
  Thermophilic Anaerobic Spore Former Count
  USP 797 Environmental Monitoring
  Vibrio vulnificus
  Water Damage 15 Panel
Laboratories providing Microbiology Laboratory ( click for details )
Atlanta, GA (LAB 07) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-1Baton Rouge, LA (LAB 25) - NVLAP Lab Code 200375-0Beltsville, MD (LAB 19) - NVLAP Lab Code 200293-0Boston, MA (LAB 13) - NVLAP Lab Code 101147-0Buffalo, NY (LAB 14) - NVLAP Lab Code 200056-0Carle Place, NY (LAB 06) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-10Charlotte, NC (LAB 41) - NVLAP Lab Code 200841-0Chicago, IL (LAB 26) - NVLAP Lab Code 200399-0Cinnaminson, NJ (LAB List in Description) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-0Dallas, TX (LAB 11) - NVLAP Lab Code 600111-0Denver, CO (LAB 22) - NVLAP Lab Code 200828-0EMSL Canada - Calgary, AB (LAB 65) - NVLAP Lab Code 500100-0EMSL Canada - Edmonton, AB (LAB 50) - NVLAP Lab Code 600321-0EMSL Canada - Markham, ON (LAB 66) - NVLAP Lab Code 600317-0EMSL Canada - Montreal, QC (LAB 68) - NVLAP Lab Code 201052-0EMSL Canada - Ottawa, ON (LAB 67) - NVLAP Lab Code 201040-0EMSL Canada - Toronto, ON (LAB 55) - NVLAP Lab Code 200877-0EMSL Canada - Vancouver, BC (LAB 69) - NVLAP Lab Code 201068-0Fort Lauderdale, FL (LAB 56) - NVLAP Lab Code 500085-0Houston, TX (LAB 15) - NVLAP Lab Code 102106-0Huntington Beach, CA (LAB 33) - NVLAP Lab Code 101384-0Indianapolis, IN (LAB 16) - NVLAP Lab Code 200188-0Kernersville, NC (LAB 02) - NVLAP Lab Code 102104-0Las Vegas, NV (LAB 31) - NVLAP Lab Code 600140-0Long Island City, NY (LAB 03) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-9Meriden, CT (LAB 24) - NVLAP Lab Code 200700-0Miami, FL (LAB 17) - NVLAP Lab Code 200204-0Minneapolis, MN (LAB 35) - NVLAP Lab Code 200019-0Ontario, California (San Bernadino County / Inland Empire) (LAB 71) - NVLAP Lab Code 600239-0Orlando, FL (LAB 34) - NVLAP Lab Code 101151-0Phoenix, AZ (LAB 12) - NVLAP Lab Code 200811-0Piscataway, NJ (LAB 05) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-2Plymouth Meeting, PA (LAB 18) - NVLAP Lab Code 200699-0Raleigh, NC (LAB 29) - NVLAP Lab Code 200671-0Rochester, NY (LAB 53) - NVLAP Lab Code 600183-0San Diego, CA (LAB 43) - NVLAP Lab Code 200855-0San Leandro, CA (LAB 09) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-3Santa Clara, CA (LAB 47) - NVLAP Lab Code 600318-0Seattle, WA (LAB 51) - NVLAP Lab Code 200613-0South Pasadena, CA (LAB 32) - NVLAP Lab Code 200232-0South Portland, ME (LAB 62) - NVLAP Lab Code 500094-0St. Louis, MO (LAB 39) - NVLAP Lab Code 200742-0Syracuse, NY (LAB 73) - NVLAP Lab Code 600283-0Tampa, FL (LAB 93) - NVLAP Lab Code 600215-0
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