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Category ss Release
Publish Date 4/30/2004
Author Joe Frasca, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Title Top IAQ Lab Knows California Requires A Higher Set Of Standards
Introduction LA Testing sets an unprecedented achievement by holding three AIHA Accreditations

 

 

 

Top IAQ Lab Knows California Requires A Higher Set of Standards

 

LA Testing Sets an Unprecedented Achievement by Becoming the First Laboratory in Southern California to Hold All Three AIHA Accreditation's Under One Facility

 

PASADENA, CA. -- LA Testing announced today its S. Pasadena laboratory has set an unprecedented achievement by holding accreditation for three separate AIHA programs, for asbestos (AIHA IHLAP), lead (AIHA ELLAP), and fungal analyses (AIHA EMLAP). The accreditation of the LA Testing facility also marks EMSL Analytical as the exclusive laboratory to currently operate five AIHA EMLAP Accredited laboratories throughout the Unites States. Additionally, LA Testing is accredited for asbestos PLM and TEM by NVLAP and asbestos and lead parameters by the CA ELAP.

 

"Achieving this benchmark is a tremendous accomplishment for LA Testing," explains Leslie Boggs, Director of Marketing for LA Testing. "These bodies of accreditation will focus the importance of a top-quality analysis, and will help guide the industry to requiring a higher standard of analysis."

 

The AIHA IHLAP [Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program] for asbestos assures clients that the laboratory has met a defined set of performance standards, including personnel qualifications, proficiency under the IHPAT [Industrial Hygiene Proficiency Analytical Testing Program], facilities, quality assurance, records, analytical methods, and laboratory operation procedures (SOPs).

 

The AIHA ELLAP [Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program] is recognized by the EPA National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP) and only accredits laboratories capable of performing adequate analysis of lead in environmental samples including paint, soil, dust wipes and air.

 

An AIHA EMLAP [Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program] accredited laboratory assures its clients that the laboratory has met a defined set of performance standards, including personnel qualifications, proficiency under the EMPAT [Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing program], facilities, quality assurance, records, analytical methods, and laboratory operation procedures (SOPs). Additionally, AIHA accreditation insures that the laboratory is compliant with ISO 17025 policies and procedures.

 

About LA Testing & EMSL Analytical

LA Testing is a division of EMSL Analytical, Inc. EMSL Analytical operates 23 laboratories throughout the Nation with full-service analytical services including mold, bacteria, asbestos, lead, indoor allergens, mycotoxins, endotoxins, DNA based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry, forensic, failure, materials, and mechanical testing services. In addition to laboratory testing services, the firm provides mold management seminars, free IAQ seminars and free sampling workshops at various locations throughout the country. Further information can be found on the company's web site www.LATesting.com , or you may contact them toll free at: 1-800-303-0047. For press relations, please contact Leslie Boggs at: 888-455-3675.