TestAmerica Receives Canadian Certification
TestAmerica’s Nashville, Tennessee laboratory has been awarded accreditation from the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (CALA). CALA is recognized as a full signatory member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) in accrediting testing laboratories.
CALA conducted a stringent evaluation of the TestAmerica Nashville Laboratory’s operations based on internationally recognized criteria outlined in ISO/IEC 17025, General Requirements for Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories prior to their accrediting the facility. The accreditation allows TestAmerica to expand its operations to all regions of Canada, outside of Quebec Province, for a specified scope of analyses.
“The expansion into the Canadian marketplace is very exciting for us as it completes TestAmerica’s analytical offering to encompass all of the North and South American continents. TestAmerica’s wide range of analytical offerings should be an attractive opportunity to support the industry and environmental community for our neighbors to the north,” adds Dr. Keith Wheatstone, Chief Operating Officer.
CALA-accredited laboratories participate in rigorous programs of inter-lab comparisons and on site assessments based on International standards. The Nashville Laboratory is a full-service laboratory accredited across the United States through the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP), American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), multiple State regulatory programs, and CALA for International authorization in providing environmental testing support. For more information on the Nashville laboratory’s scope of accreditation, please visit www.cala.ca/scopes/3744.pdf.
TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, including 36 laboratories and 35 service centers. TestAmerica provides innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source and ambient air, aquatic toxicity, explosives, specialty organics, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, emerging contaminants, radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.
TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; QED Environmental Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of groundwater sampling equipment and remediation pumping systems; TestAmerica Drilling Corp., provider of innovative environmental and geotechnical drilling; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,800 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.
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