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  • EMSL Now Testing for Cryptococcus gattii Pathogenic Fungi

    Cryptococcus gattii has been appearing as a human and animal pathogen in the Pacific Northwest and southwestern British Columbia. The organism is a saprophytic environmental fungus that is usually found in the soil and on trees. Animal and human pulmonary infection can occur by breathing in spores in areas where the organism is found but they cannot transmit the diseases to each other. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Penicillium Fungi Identified through PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is found in every cell. EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including Penicillium. Penicillium is a ubiquitous soil ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • PCR Testing Identifies Stachybotrys & Other Types of Fungi

    Over the past decade there have been numerous media reports about a specific type of mold known as Stachybotrys chartarum. Many in the media have referred to it as “toxic mold” although the term is not accurate, unless the fungi are actually tested to see if they are producing toxins. Having any type of mold in high concentrations, whether it be ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Defective Drywall from China may also be Contaminated with bacteria and fungi

    During the last year there have been numerous media reports about imported Chinese drywall causing unpleasant odors, damaging building materials and causing illnesses. On Sunday an expert on building inspections announced at a conference in Orlando that the defective drywall is also full of bacteria and fungus.According to some reports the defective drywall is in as many as 100,000 homes ...


  • EMLab P&K Florida Microbiologist Published in Mycotaxon, Fungi in Nicaragua

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the publication of a peer reviewed article authored by Gregorio Delgado, a microbiologist from EMLab P&K’s Ft. Lauderdale laboratory in Mycotaxon. The article presents the history of mycology in Nicaragua.   This paper assembles a checklist of hyphomycetes (anamorphic fungi) known to be found in Nicaragua. Mr. Delgado’s research also ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Launches Customizable Fungal Glossary for Spore Trap Reports with Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, launched a customizable Fungal Glossary supplement for spore trap reports. Now clients can include information for any fungi from the fungal glossary along with their results of their mold lab report. The fungal glossary supplement makes it easier for clients to send ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMSL’s Denver laboratory awarded NVLAP accreditation for TEM AIR asbestos analysis

    The Denver, Colorado asbestos and microbiological testing facility has continued its busy expansion of services since moving to its current location. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their Denver laboratory has been accredited by NVLAP for TEM Air asbestos analysis. The exciting news has quickly made its way to Colorado ...


  • EMLab P&K`s San Diego Asbestos Laboratory Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its asbestos lab in San Diego, California by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500034-0). 'With our San Diego laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K`s Asbestos Laboratory in Phoenix, AZ Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its asbestos lab in Phoenix, Arizona by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500031-0). 'With our Phoenix laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The recognition ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K’s Cherry Hill, NJ laboratory receives NVLAP accreditation for asbestos lab analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its Cherry Hill, NJ regional laboratory by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code: 200844-0). 'With our Cherry Hill laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Performs Bacterial Analysis for Rachael Ray Show, Testing Old Makeup and Beauty Products

    Recently the Emmy Award-winning Rachael Ray Show contacted EMLab P&K for bacterial analysis. The show wanted to prove that old makeup and beauty supplies harbor bacteria and could be potentially harmful to the user. EMLab P&K provided microbiology analysis and microbial consulting for the Rachael Ray Show. EMLab P&K tested several beauty products and ran state-of-the-art bacterial ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K's Las Vegas, NV Laboratory Now AIHA Accredited for Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K announced today the accreditation of its mold lab in Las Vegas, Nevada by the American Industrial Hygiene Association®(AIHA) for mold analysis (EMLAP # 208900).Clients are now able to send spore trap samples for mold lab analysis to the Las Vegas location. With this accreditation, all EMLab P&K laboratories and MicroLabs nationwide are AIHA accredited for mold analysis. ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K's Denver Asbestos Lab Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K announces the accreditation of its asbestos lab in Denver, Colorado by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500053-0). EMLab P&K now has ten (10) NVLAP-accredited laboratories for asbestos analysis. The Denver lab is also registered with the state of Colorado as an asbestos laboratory through ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Opens Asbestos Lab in Las Vegas and Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the opening of its Las Vegas asbestos laboratory. EMLab P&K’s asbestos lab in Las Vegas, Nevada is accredited by National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500056-0). The Las Vegas lab is located in TestAmerica's Service Center at: 6000 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 5E, Las Vegas, NV ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K's San Diego Lab Celebrates 12th Anniversary, Supports San Diego County with Mold and Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, celebrates its San Diego, California laboratory’s 12th anniversary. For more than a decade, EMLab P&K has been serving the community throughout San Diego County with mold and asbestos analysis. In the past twelve years, the San Diego laboratory has analyzed nearly ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K’s Naperville Asbestos Lab Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K announces the accreditation of its asbestos lab in Naperville, Illinois by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500061-0). EMLab P&K now has eleven (11) NVLAP-accredited laboratories for asbestos analysis.   EMLab P&K’s Naperville lab is located at: 1979 N. Mill Street, Suite 102, ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K's Houston, TX Laboratory Now AIHA Accredited for Viable Mold and Bacteria Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce expanded analytical laboratory services for mold and bacteria analysis at its Houston, TX regional laboratory. The Houston lab is now accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for viable mold and bacterial analysis (EMLAP # 193549). Clients are now able to send non-viable and viable samples for mold and bacterial lab analysis. The ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K’s Phoenix Lab Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for PCM Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its environmental microbiology lab in Phoenix, Arizona by the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Program® (AIHA-LAP), LLC for PCM asbestos analysis (IHLAP # 102297). Clients are now able to send asbestos ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • CIP10 M Biological Air Sampler

    A new biological air sampler CIP10 M for individual or dedicated sampling. The micro organisms are collected on a liquid which is maintained in a rotating cup which generates a helicoidal air flowrate. The lab analysis (enumeration or identification technique) of the liquid determines micro biological air quality (bacteria, fungi, mould or endotoxin...). The small, compact light and low noise ...

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