30 June 2016 | SPL News

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) ELAP has approved Special Pathogens Laboratory for Legionella testing in both the Nonpotable and Potable Water categories.

Prior to the New York City Legionella regulation, there was no specific Legionella ELAP certification. Since then, the NYDOH has implemented a certificate program using the ISO 11731 standard, Water Quality – Detection and Enumeration of Legionella. Upon fulfilling the requirements, the NYDOH is issuing  "interim approvals" until an on-site inspection is conducted to receive full certification. 
 
The Legionella testing approval we received on June 24, 2016 is in addition to our ELAP certifications for Coliforms, E. coli and HPC testing, as well as our A2LA accreditation specifically for Legionella testing as a field of testing. To view our interim ELAP approval and other accreditations, please click here.
 
The NYSDOH ELAP also instituted a new requirement for Legionella sampling and handling, specifically that sample analysis cannot exceed two days from the time of collection. For our updated Legionella sampling and shipping instructions, click here.

If there is anything we can do to assist you in meeting these new requirements or if you need more information, please call us at 412-281-5335.

We appreciate your business and look forward to helping you promote safer water through managing risk from Legionella and other waterborne pathogens.