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Publish Date 11/19/2009
Author Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing
Title LA Testing Torrance, CA Testing Lab NVLAP and CA ELAP Accredited for PLM Asbestos Analysis, AIHA EMLAP Accredited for Mold Analysis
Introduction Three AIHA and NVLAP Accredited Labs now serving greater Los Angeles......

Torrance, CA - Oct 27, 2008 —  LA Testing has continued to make strides to satisfy their client base with the recent acquisition of a laboratory in Torrance, CA.  The laboratory in Torrance provides asbestos testing by polarized light microscopy (PLM) and phase contrast microscopy.  In addition, the laboratory also provides mold analysis of spore traps, tape lifts and culture plates.  The laboratory is currently accredited by NVLAP and CA ELAP accredited for asbestos analysis and AIHA EMLAP for mold analysis. 

Over the past several years, LA Testing has become a leading player in the Southern California environmental, indoor air quality, materials characterization and product testing marketplace.  The South Pasadena, CA laboratory has built up a reputation as being the leading laboratory for soot identification testing utilized by many high end environmental professionals  providing fire damage investigations throughout the state of California.  The Los Alamitos laboratory is a full service industrial hygiene testing laboratory providing a wide range of analytical services to support industrial hygiene professionals throughout the west coast.

About LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, Inc.

The laboratories currently service clients internationally. 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, HVAC 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 and EMSL Analytical, Inc. currently operates 32 laboratories throughout the nation with full analytical services, including 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 to laboratory services, the firm provides mold management seminars, free IAQ seminars, and free sampling workshops at locations throughout the country.

EMSL Analytical currently holds accreditations with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), including 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), the New York Department of Health (NYDOH), TX DOH, CA E-LAP, and various other state, federal, and private accrediting bodies. The labs are also successful participants in AIHA's Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT), Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT), and the Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) programs. EMSL maintains a rigorous in-house QA/QC program to ensure our clients are receiving the most accurate and legally defensible results possible.

For further information, contact us at 1-800-755-1794 or for a complete list of offices, accreditations, and capabilities please visit LA Testing's website at or EMSL’s at