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EMLab P&K Expands Houston Lab; Earns NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

EMLab P&K expands Houston, Texas laboratory, earns NVLAP accreditation in asbestos to analyze asbestos in bulk insulation samples and bulk building materials.

South San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2016 – EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces the expansion of its lab in Houston, Texas and accreditation by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 600122-0). EMLab P&K now has eleven (11) NVLAP-accredited laboratories for asbestos analysis.

"We are excited to support our clients with PLM asbestos analysis at our Houston laboratory. Now clients in Houston and surrounding areas will benefit from our best-in-class QA/QC system only available through LabServe®, our proprietary, state-of-the-art data management system," said Dave Gallup, EMLab P&K’s General Manager and Co-Founder. "EMLab P&K is committed to high quality and meets or exceeds the most stringent guidelines. Our clients continue to be confident in the data we produce because our automated QA/QC systems are the best in the industry."

In addition to lab expansion and NVLAP certification of the Houston lab, EMLab P&K continues to provide over 99% on-time delivery of sampling results to clients, as well as an industry-leading mobile app notifications platform. “This is just another reason why EMLab P&K continues being the industry leader in IAQ testing,” said Gallup.

EMLab P&K’s clients can now send asbestos PLM samples (EPA 600/R-93/116 and EPA 600/M-4-82-020) to the Houston lab for analysis. EMLab P&K’s Houston lab is located at: 6310 Rothway Street, Houston, TX 77040. For more information about the Houston lab’s asbestos services, please contact Lori Litwiller, Regional Account Manager, at (800) 650-1528.

The Houston asbestos laboratory’s NVLAP certificate of accreditation and scope of accreditation can be viewed on EMLab P&K’s website at: https://www.emlab.com/app/services/Quality.po

NVLAP provides unbiased third-party recognition of quality performance by a laboratory through strict series of assessments. NVLAP accreditation represents a laboratory's proven ability to meet or exceed technical requirements set by NVLAP management. Management and technical requirements published in the International Standard, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 are the foundation of the NVLAP accreditation program. Areas of assessment include: quality systems, personnel, equipment, measurement traceability, sampling, accommodation and environment, test and calibration methods, handling and reports.

About EMLab P&K
EMLab P&K, a 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. EMLab P&K specializes in analyzing air and surface samples to identify mold, bacteria, asbestos and allergens. EMLab P&K also offers USP <797> testing, PCR testing, radon analysis, and materials testing. 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.