<strong>Eurofins EMLab P&K’s laboratory in San Francisco California receives accreditation / certification for Legionella testing.</strong>
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Eurofins EMLab P&K’s laboratory in San Francisco 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 today the accreditation of its South San Francisco, California laboratory by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for Legionella analysis (EMLAP #102856). 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 South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco laboratory," said Dave Gallup, Eurofins EMLab P&K's General Manager and Co-Founder. "Our clients in the South San Francisco 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 San Francisco bay area."

For more information about the South San Francisco lab's testing services, please contact Alex Pratt, Regional Account Manager, at (858) 354-1379.

Contact Info:
Name: Alex Pratt
Organization: Eurofins EMLab P&K
Address: 6000 Shoreline Ct #205, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (858) 354-1379

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.