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  • Proficiency testing in Air Quality

    NMi VSL has enlarged the organization of PT schemes to the measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), normally determined in air quality measurements. We deliver reference samples, certified in house against our primary standards. Ultimately, by participating in PT schemes, labs demonstrate their measurement capabilities. How does it work One PT scheme foresees 3 rounds per year. ...

  • Proficiency Testing Scheme for Gas Analysis: Nitric oxide

    Nitric oxide is used in the production industry (chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, etc.), as well in environmental emission monitoring, industrial hygiene monitors and trace impurity analyzers. Also, nitric oxide is one of the major components for air pollution from combustion processes, and is emitted by cars, factories and home fuel burning. Correct determination of nitric oxide is ...

  • EMSL Westmont NJ laboratory passes CDC legionella proficiency test

    EMSL Analytical Inc., a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services nationwide, received passing Legionella results as part of the US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) ELITE pilot proficiency test program for Legionella. “As part of an ongoing program to enhance our Quality Control, we were pleased to be asked by CDC to participate in this new program for Legionella ...


  • Waters Introduces eDATA 2.0 Proficiency Testing Portal for Environmental Laboratories

    Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today announced that ERA®, A Waters® Business, introduced the new  ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • POS Bio-Sciences Analytical Labs Recognized in AOCS Proficiency Testing

    Saskatoon – POS Bio-Sciences Analytical Labs were recently notified of recognition received from the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS )through the AOCS Lab Proficiency Testing program. The AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program is the world’s most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing program for oil- and fat-related commodities, oilseeds, oilseed ...


    By POS Bio-Sciences

  • Asbestos proficiency testing program support earns national accreditation

    RTI International scientists recently earned recognition from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation for their significant involvement in proficiency testing of laboratories using optical and electron microscopy to analyze for asbestos in building materials and air samples. The accreditation as a proficiency testing provider is based on internationally-accepted criteria for ...


    By RTI International

  • EMSL Toronto is Now CDC ELITE Proficient for Legionella Testing

    EMSL Toronto Lab is now Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ELITE Program Proficient. The ELITE Program was created as a way for laboratories to test their Legionella isolation techniques against standardized samples. Proficiency status indicates that the lab meets or exceeds typical industry standards for recovery of Legionella. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K passes legionella testing proficiency, becomes CDC ELITE member

    EMLab P&K's main laboratories pass CDC's proficiency requirements for Legionella testing and analysis, achieving CDC ELITE member status. EMLab P&K receives certificate of proficiency for CDC's Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) program. All three of EMLab P&K's main laboratories achieved the distinction as member of CDC ELITE, including in San Bruno, CA, ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • ASTM E2489 - 11 standard practice for statistical analysis of one-sample and two-sample interlaboratory proficiency testing programs

    This practice is specifically designed to describe simple robust statistical methods for use in proficiency testing programs. Proficiency testing programs can use the methods in this practice for the purpose of comparing testing results obtained from a group of participating laboratories. The laboratory comparisons can then be used for evaluation of individual laboratory ...


    By ASTM International

  • Phigenics Receives Patents for Legionella Test

    Today, Phigenics, LLC received notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for the third in a series of three patents. The three new patents cover compositions and methods of use for the Phigenics Validation Test® viable Legionella and Total Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria field analytical system (the PVT).  The PVT field analytical system provides more accurate ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Phigenics Achieves CDC Legionella Testing Recertification

    Phigenics, LLC has again achieved the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) certification for the detection, recovery and enumeration of Legionella in water samples. Phigenics has successfully passed the two rounds of proficiency testing necessary to ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • NASA`s NPP Satellite Completes Comprehensive Testing

    The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) has successfully completed its most comprehensive end-to-end compatibility test of the actual satellite and all five scientific instruments at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production ...

  • EMSL’s Ohio Microbiology and Asbestos Testing Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditations

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our Cincinnati laboratory has been awarded accreditations through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The Cincinnati, Ohio laboratory is now AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP accredited in addition to being NVLAP accredited for asbestos PLM analysis. Through the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), EMSL Analytical is now ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM C1077 - 11c Standard Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Testing Agency Evaluation

    The testing and inspection of concrete and concrete aggregates are important elements in obtaining quality construction. A testing agency providing these services must be selected with care. A testing agency shall be deemed qualified to perform and report the results of its tests if the agency meets the requirements of this practice. The testing agency services shall be provided under the ...


    By ASTM International

  • LA Testing offers decades of experience to California environmental investigators

    How important is it to know that you are dealing with asbestos?According to a recent fact sheet released by the Environmental Information Association (EIA) in conjunction with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), “All forms of Asbestos, including Chrysotile, are Carcinogenic”. In addition, a Chrysotile Asbestos Fact Sheet (CAFS) was developed and released recently.In their joint ...


  • Phigenics launches value added reseller program for patented legionella testing technology

    Phigenics LLC, the water services company who is revolutionizing water management with smart analytics software and innovative biological hazard analyses, announced today that it is expanding access to its patented Legionella testing technology to the global water treatment industry. Qualified water treatment providers, consultants, equipment suppliers and analytical laboratories are invited to ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Nitrogen soil tests - Do they always reflect what is going on?

    Do soil tests always reflect what’s going on? Emphatically, NO. The usefulness of nitrogen (N) soil testing is frequently a topic of discussion in both academic and farming circles. Those for the negative generally cite variability involved in sampling, lack of analytical laboratory accuracy and/or precision and lack of response calibration as factors that influence their position. While they ...

  • EMSL Expands Charlotte Asbestos and Mold Lab Testing Lab

    EMSL is pleased to announce the recent move of their Charlotte laboratory.  The new facility is a state of the art 4,500 square foot building which nearly doubles EMSL’s laboratory space.  This move was necessitated by EMSL’s tremendous growth in the Charlotte area since opening in June 2008.  Contributing to this tremendous growth has been the steady addition of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Becomes the Only AIHA EMLAP Accredited Indoor Air Quality Testing Laboratory in Massachusetts

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. is the only AIHA EMLAP Accredited indoor air quality testing laboratory providing microbiological analyses in Massachusetts. In addition, EMSL’s Wallingford, CT laboratory is also AIHA EMLAP Accredited. The Accreditation of this facility marks EMSL as the exclusive laboratory in the nation to currently operate twenty one AIHA EMLAP Accredited laboratories. EMSL's ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • LA Testing South Pasadena lab moves to larger facility around in same town

    LA Testing has started construction for the future home of the laboratory. With anticipated growth and expansion of services requiring additional lab space, LA Testing has announced that the new state of the art 9,000 square foot laboratory will be located a few blocks away from the current facility. 'We have outgrown our current building, the new laboratory location will allow us to expand our ...


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