1. Laboratory Services
    1. Mold Services: Air
    2. Mold Services: Surface
    3. Bacteria Services: Air
    4. Bacteria Services: Surface
    5. Asbestos Services
    6. USP Services
    7. PCR Services
    8. Allergen ELISA Services
    9. Other Lab Services
    10. USP 797 Testing
    11. Legionella Water Testing
    12. ERMI Testing
    13. Materials Testing
  2. Additional Services
    1. Webinars: IAQ Training Courses
    2. Mobile App for iPhone & Android
    3. BioCassette
    4. EMLab P&K Pocket Guide
    5. Technical Papers
    6. MicroLabs
    7. MoldRANGE™ Report
    8. MoldRANGE™ California Climate Report
    9. MoldRANGE™ Local Climate Report
    10. MoldRANGE™ CFA Report
    11. MoldSCORE™ Report
    12. Risk Assessment Training Courses
  3. Quality Assurance
    1. Quality Assurance
    2. New User Introduction
    3. Become A Client
  4. Additional Information
    1. New Client Forms (pdf)
    2. Chain of Custody (pdf)
 

Quality Assurance for Analytical Laboratories

Our goal is to provide clients with analytical laboratory services that merit absolute confidence. To achieve this, we employ top mycologists in education, experience and training. We use statistical quality control based on accurate, documented processes and duplicate analysis checked by our laboratory team which consists of some of the best mycologists in the industry. We also have an industry-leading, on-site reference library and database. Top quality optics (microscopes) and equipment are used throughout our analytical laboratories. Our quality assurance programs are in place to give clients absolute confidence that they will consistently receive accurate and reliable results on time.

EMLab P&K is one the largest commercial analytical laboratories and is unique in that all of our employees are degreed analysts, the majority with Masters or Ph.D.'s in mycology, microbiology or a related field. The staff performs ongoing blind duplicate comparisons among its analysts to assure consistent, reliable and documented analysis quality. Today, EMLab P&K offers a wide range of analytical laboratory services including: mold, asbestos, bacteria, USP 797, PCR, allergens, radon, and more. EMLab P&K's mission is focused on providing the best analytical quality and training in the IAQ industry.

Analytical Laboratory Accreditation Certificates

Arizona
Phoenix, AZ AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis, Bacterial analysis)
AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP (PCM analysis)
CO-ELAP (Asbestos analysis)
LELAP (Environmental laboratory)
Massachusetts DOS (Asbestos analysis)
NEHA NRPP (Radon analysis)
NVLAP (Asbestos analysis)
Philadelphia DPH (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)

California
Irvine, CA AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis)
AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP (Asbestos analysis)
CO-ELAP (Asbestos analysis)
LELAP (Environmental laboratory)
NVLAP (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)
Los Angeles, CA AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis)
NVLAP (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)
Sacramento, CA AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)
San Diego, CA AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis)
NVLAP (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)
So. San Francisco, CA AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold, Bacteria)
AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP (Asbestos analysis
AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP (Asbestos analysis)
CA-ELAP (Asbestos analysis, Bacteria)
CO-ELAP (Asbestos analysis)
HI DOH (Asbestos Analysis)
LELAP (Environmental laboratory)
NVLAP (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)

Colorado
Denver, CO AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis)
CO-ELAP (Asbestos analysis)
NVLAP (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)

Florida
Ft. Lauderdale, FL AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis, Bacterial analysis)
AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP (PCM analysis)
CO-ELAP (Asbestos analysis)
LELAP (FY2016, Asbestos analysis)
LELAP (FY2017, Asbestos analysis)
NVLAP (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)
Virginia DPOR (Asbestos analysis)
West Virginia BPH (Asbestos analysis)

Georgia
Atlanta, GA AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis)
CO-ELAP (Asbestos analysis)
NVLAP (Asbestos analysis)
Philadelphia DPH (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Asbestos analysis)
Virginia DPOR (Asbestos analysis)
West Virginia BPH (Asbestos analysis)

Illinois
Chicago, IL AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold and Legionella analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)

New Jersey
Marlton, NJ AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis, Legionella analysis)
CO-ELAP (Asbestos analysis)
Massachusetts DOS (Asbestos analysis)
NVLAP (Asbestos analysis)
NYS DOH ELAP (Legionella analysis)
Philadelphia DPH (Asbestos analysis)
Rhode Island DOH (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)
Virginia DPOR (Asbestos analysis)
West Virginia BPH (Asbestos analysis)

Nevada
Las Vegas, NV AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (mold analysis)
NVLAP (asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (mold analysis)

Texas
Houston, TX AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold and Bacterial analysis)
NVLAP (Asbestos analysis)
TCEQ NELAP (Drinking Water and Non-Potable Water analysis)
Texas DSHS (Asbestos analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)

Virginia
Fairfax, VA AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)

Washington
Seattle, WA AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP (Mold analysis)
Texas DSHS (Mold analysis)


The Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP)

We are proud of the distinction of having an AIHA-LAP LLC EMLAP accredited laboratory. In addition, AIHA-LAP LLC advises us that our accreditation complies with International Standard ISO/IEC 17025, general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, although EMLab P&K is not certified by or registered with ISO separately and this is not meant to be implied. We are part of a small group recognized for achieving and maintaining a high level of professional performance. The accreditation for our Northern California laboratory covers environmental microbiology, specifically bacteria analysis and fungi analysis, including mold analysis.

'When a laboratory is accredited by AIHA-LAP LLC, the laboratory and its clients have the assurance that the laboratory has met defined standards for performance based on examination of a variety of criteria.' - AIHA.org

AIHA-LAP LLC's EMLAP program is designed for laboratories specializing in analysis of microorganisms commonly detected in air, fluids and bulk samples, as part of IAQ investigations. Since important health and financial decisions will be based on results of these analyses, it is vital that the laboratory analyzing the samples be proficient in producing high quality data. Our AIHA-LAP LLC accreditation is one mark of this capability.

The AIHA-LAP LLC accreditation program is a rigorous, thorough and lengthy process involving all operations and personnel of the accredited site. The scope and program requirements for EMLAP accreditation include:

  • Personnel Qualifications
  • Methods of Analysis
  • Quality Assurance
  • Laboratory Records
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Facilities
  • Site Visits
  • Participation in the EMPAT program

EMLab P&K exceeds AIHA-LAP LLC requirements in several key categories, particularly Personnel Qualifications and Training.

The Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) Program

Participation in AIHA-PAT, LLC's Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing Program (EMPAT) is a requirement for accreditation. EMLab P&K has participated in this program since its inception and consistently receives top scores.

Industry-Leading Authorities

Dr. Harriet Burge: EMLab P&K's Director of Aerobiology, Dr. Harriet Burge, is widely considered to be the leading expert in Indoor Air Quality, and pioneered mold investigations in indoor environments. She has served as a member of three National Academy of Sciences committees for indoor air quality, including as vice-chair of the Committee on the Health Effects of Indoor Allergens, and is currently chairing the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Damp Buildings and Health. Dr. Burge serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology and the American College of Allergy and Immunology and was a member of the ASHRAE Standard 62 (Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality) Committee. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers on bioaerosols, fungi and respiratory health, and is the author of several books relating to allergies and air quality.

Janet Gallup: Ms. Gallup was EMLab P&K's founder and senior mycologist, and has more than 30 years experience identifying fungi from indoor environments. In the early 1970's, she investigated more than 500 homes of mold-sensitive asthmatics and co-authored several publications that were a result of that work, including the first published report of Stachybotrys chartarum found in a family dwelling in 1980. She has more than 20 publications and presented papers regarding indoor air quality and mold in the environment. With her extensive experience in bioaerosol analysis, laboratory management, teaching and research, Ms. Gallup was recognized as one of the leading experts on indoor mold.