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Category Press Release
Publish Date 3/7/2005
Author Jaime Steedman-Lyde, CIH
Title West Coast IAQ Testing Lab Providing Sample Analysis 24 Hours & 7 Days Per Week
Introduction LA Testing provides Round the Clock Sample Analysis for Asbestos, Lead, Mold and Bacteria.

South Pasadena, CA - March 8, 2005 - LA Testing is pleased to announce that they are now providing samples analysis for Asbestos, Lead, Mold and Bacteria 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

"We are pleased to lead the industry by providing top notch client service, unmatched by any laboratory in the Los Angeles area.  Most abatement projects are performed after normal work hours, on weekends or holidays.  These abatement jobs require clearance sample analysis before abatement barriers are broken down in order to safely occupy the space.", states Jaime Steedman-Lyde, CIH laboratory director of LA Testing.  LA Testing now provides this unique testing service, and plans future expansion into Orange County shortly with the addition of another laboratory. 

Jaime Steedman-Lyde brings to LA Testing 13 years of industrial hygiene laboratory experience. She worked as an analyst for NATLSCO for seven years in Chicago. After relocating to California six years ago, she has been the Laboratory Director for a fully accredited AIHA laboratory maintaining AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP and AIHA EMLAP accreditations. She obtained her CIH in September of 2000. Jaime is the Government Affairs Director for the Southern California Local Section of AIHA. In addition, she is also the Treasurer for the California Industrial Hygiene Council.  LA Testing plans to offer industrial hygiene analytical services shortly.

LA Testing is currently AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP, NVLAP and CA DHS Accredited. When a laboratory is accredited by AIHA, its clients have assurance that the laboratory has met a defined set of performance standards, including personnel qualifications, proficiency under the 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

LA Testing currently services various clients world-wide. Those clients include IAQ professionals, environmental consultants, abatement firms, restoration firms, environmental engineers, industrial hygienists, construction firms, engineering firms, remediation firms, contractors, mortgage companies, home inspectors, building inspection firms, carpet cleaners, duct cleaners, home owners, home builders, air conditioning contractors, roofing companies, health and safety professionals, hospitals, doctors, manufacturing firms, management firms, real estate firms, landlords, mortgage companies, attorneys, testing firms, laboratories, schools, universities, forensic consultants, health departments, fortune 500 firms and state, local and federal government agencies.

LA Testing currently provides the following analytical services: environmental microbiology (mold, bacteria, legionella, coliforms, indoor allergens, mycotoxins, endotoxins), DNA based polymerase chain reaction (PCR), asbestos, lead, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry, materials, forensic, failure, and mechanical testing. In addition, the laboratory provides Free IAQ seminars, and free sampling workshops at the South Pasadena, CA laboratory.

LA Testing currently holds accreditations with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the AIHA Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP), the AIHA Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP), the AIHA Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), CA DHS and various other state, federal and private accrediting bodies. The lab is also a successful participant in AIHA's Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT), Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT), and the Environmental Mold Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) programs.  LA Testing maintains a rigorous in-house QA/QC program to ensure our clients are receiving the most accurate and legally defensible results possible.