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EMSL Analytical, Inc. Reaches 20 CDC ELITE Legionella Testing Laboratories in North America

EMSL Analytical, Inc. takes the lead in the Legionella testing market with 20 CDC ELITE proficient Legionella laboratories within its network.

Cinnaminson, NJ – WEBWIRE

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that it now has 20 CDC ELITE proficient Legionella laboratories within its network, which spans across the United States and Canada. EMSL takes the lead in the Legionella testing market. In addition, EMSL has three NYELAP proficient testing laboratories in the state of New York. This program supersedes the CDC certification in New York.

“With the recent passage of ASHRAE 188 for preventing legionellosis in building water systems, along with the outbreaks in cities like New York, there has been an increase in demand for regional Legionella testing locations across the country,” said Christopher Goulah, Ph.D., Legionella Technical Manager at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “The importance of having a Legionella Water Safety Plan and validating that strategy by conducting Legionella testing continues to be emphasized. To help with testing demands, EMSL is continuously working to increase the number of CDC ELITE certified locations within our network of laboratories. With 20 CDC ELITE proficient laboratories to date, we are equipped to provide Legionella testing services no matter how big or small the project.”

EMSL also performs quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) testing for Legionella at itscorporate headquarters in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. EMSL is the only commercial testing laboratory in the country that offers qPCR testing for L. pneumophila, L. pneumophila serotype 1 and Legionella spp. in one convenient test. The laboratory can also perform Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for outbreak source investigations involving all species and serotypes of Legionella.

To learn more about Legionella and EMSL’s testing services, please visit EMSL also supplies free Legionella pocket guides, which provides valuable information about the bacteria as well as sampling techniques. To request a free copy, please click here.

For service questions, please contact EMSL’s Christopher Goulah, Ph.D., for expert information at 1-800-220-3675 extension 1407 or Diane Miskowski, MPH, at 1-800-220-3675 extension 2528. To view a complete list of EMSL’s laboratory locations, accreditations and capabilities, please visit For more information about EMSL’s testing services, please email  or call (800) 220-3675.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP 797, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at for a complete listing of accreditations.  In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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