<strong>Eurofins EMLab P&K’s laboratory in Irvine California receives accreditation/ certification for Legionella testing.</strong>
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Eurofins EMLab P&K’s laboratory in Irvine California receives accreditation/ certification for Legionella testing.

Eurofins EMLab P&K, a Eurofins TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces the accreditation of its Irvine, California laboratory by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for Legionella analysis (EMLAP #178697). In addition the laboratory has also obtained the Certificate of Proficiency by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ELITE Program for Legionella analysis. Clients can now send potable and non-potable samples for Legionella analysis to the Irvine location. 

A legitimate public health concern, Legionnaire's disease fatality rate is estimated at approximately 10% in those who contract the disease (https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/legionnaires/). In addition, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found in a recent investigation that 9 out of 10 outbreaks were caused by problems preventable with more effective water management. Eurofins EMLab P&K helps companies and organizations with risk management through preventative Legionella testing and analysis, and has been testing for Legionella bacteria for nearly two decades. As the industry leader, Eurofins EMLab P&K has the largest capacity for Legionella testing in the U.S.

"We are happy to add Legionella analysis to the services we provide on site in our Irvine laboratory," said Dave Gallup, Eurofins EMLab P&K's General Manager and Co-Founder. "Our clients in the Irvine and surrounding area can enjoy high quality analysis and superior client support. We are excited to increase the ways we can help environmental professionals serve communities throughout the Southern California region."

For more information about the Irvine lab's testing services, please contact Scott Martinez, Regional Account Manager, at (858) 444-0647.

Contact Info:
Name: Scott Martinez
Organization: Eurofins EMLab P&K
Address: 17461 Derian Ave #100, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (858) 444-0647

AIHA-LAP, LLC provides unbiased third-party review of quality performance by laboratories through a strict and rigorous series of assessments. AIHA-LAP, LLC accreditation represents a laboratory's proven ability to meet or exceed international standards provided by AIHA-LAP, LLC. The accreditation programs meet international program requirements (ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation) as part of AIHA-LAP, LLC's Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP).

The EMLAP program is specifically for labs identifying microorganisms commonly detected in air, fluids, and bulk samples during indoor air quality studies collected from schools, offices, hospitals, industrial, agricultural and other work environments. Areas of assessment include: quality systems, personnel, equipment, measurement traceability, sampling, accommodation and environment, test and calibration methods, handling and reports. When a laboratory is accredited by AIHA-LAP, LLC, it becomes part of an elite group of laboratories achieving and maintaining a high level of professional performance.

The CDC ELITE Program was created as a way for laboratories to test their Legionella isolation techniques against standardized samples. Laboratories that correctly identify Legionella from the test samples provided by CDC on a recurring basis receive a certificate of proficiency and are listed as part of the CDC ELITE Members.

About Eurofins EMLab P&K
Eurofins EMLab P&K, a Eurofins TestAmerica company, is the leading commercial indoor air quality laboratory in North America with over 60 service and drop-off locations across the United States. Eurofins EMLab P&K specializes in analyzing air and surface samples to identify mold, bacteria, asbestos, and allergens. Eurofins EMLab P&K also offers USP 797 testing, PCR testing, radon analysis, and materials testing. Eurofins EMLab P&K has an extensive list of accreditations and certifications from leading organizations and government agencies including: AIHA-LAP, LLC, NVLAP, CA-ELAP, Texas DSHS and other state licensing and certification programs. For more information, visit the company website at https://www.emlab.com or call 866-888-6653.