Accreditations and Proficiency


Special Pathogens Laboratory is accredited in accordance with recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025, General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories by American Association of Laboratory Accreditations (A2LA) and operates under A2LA Certificate No. 2847.01.

Special Pathogens Laboratory is also accredited by New York State Department of Health for meeting requirements of the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) and the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) and operates under NY Lab ID No. 12024.

Special Pathogens Laboratory is registered in the State of Connecticut by Department of Public Health and operates under CT Registration No. PH – 0804.

Additionally, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) accredits the laboratory for meeting requirements of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) and operates under PA DEP Lab ID No. 02-04660.

Please refer to the accreditation certificate and scope of accreditation specific to the accreditation program for more information.

Legionella Proficiency Programs

Legionella culture and identification requires special knowledge and expertise.

Our skill and experience give you absolute confidence that the results you receive from Special Pathogens Laboratory are accurate and reliable.

Special Pathogens Laboratory is proficiency certified through the CDC Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation Program (CDC – ELITE Program) for testing all water types for Legionella by culture since 2009.

Special Pathogens Laboratory also participates in an international proficiency program through Public Health of England (PHE).

Please refer to the proficiency certificates specific to the proficiency program for more information.