EMLab P&K's Phoenix Lab Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for PCM Asbestos Analysis
San Bruno, CA, June 9, 2014 – EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its environmental microbiology lab in Phoenix, Arizona by the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Program® (AIHA-LAP), LLC for PCM asbestos analysis (IHLAP # 102297). Clients are now able to send asbestos samples for Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) analysis to the Phoenix laboratory. With this accreditation, the Phoenix laboratory joins EMLab P&K's Irvine, CA, San Bruno, CA, and Fort Lauderdale, FL as an AIHA-LAP, LLC accredited lab for PCM asbestos analysis using the NIOSH 7400 test method.
"Achieving AIHA-LAP, LLC accreditation demonstrates our ability to meet their stringent guidelines and we are excited to support our clients with PCM asbestos analysis at our Phoenix laboratory. Our clients will have confidence that the data we produce and our QA systems are of the highest quality," states Dave Gallup, EMLab P&K's General Manager and Co-Founder.
AIHA-LAP, LLC provides unbiased third-party review of quality performance by a laboratory through strict series of assessments. AIHA-LAP, LLC accreditation represents a laboratory's proven ability to meet or exceed rigorous standards provided by AIHA-LAP, LLC. The accreditation programs operated by AIHA-LAP, LLC meet international program requirements established under ISO/IEC 17011. Areas of assessment include: quality systems, personnel, equipment, measurement traceability, sampling, accommodation and environment, test and calibration methods, handling and reports.
In addition to its AIHA-LAP, LLC accreditation for mold, bacteria and PCM asbestos analysis, EMLab P&K's Phoenix facility is NVLAP-accredited for PLM bulk asbestos analysis, NEHA NRPP certified for radon analysis, and has a certificate of proficiency from CDC's ELITE Program for Legionella analysis. The Phoenix lab also has state licenses and certifications as an asbestos laboratory including: Colorado ELAP, Louisiana ELAP (LELAP), Massachusetts DOS, Philadelphia DPH, and Texas DSHS (asbestos and mold). The lab is located at: 1501 West Knudsen Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85027.
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