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Hospitals Depend on EMSL for STAT Pathogen Testing Services


The nation’s leading testing laboratory, EMSL Analytical, offers emergency environmental pathogen analysis.

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Hospitals across the nation have come to rely on EMSL Analytical to handle their emergency pathogen testing services. Just this week, a healthcare facility in the Midwest had environmental pathogen samples hand delivered by a pilot who was hired to deliver the samples as quickly as possible to one of the laboratories.

When outbreaks of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) emerge in a hospital environment they can result in death to sick patients under the hospital’s care, dramatically increased healthcare costs and million dollar lawsuits. Acting fast can literally mean the difference between life and death in some circumstances.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one out of every twenty hospital patients acquires an infection while being treated for another illness in the U.S. A 2006 study, sponsored by Resources for the Future and reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine, reported that hospital acquired infections added $8.1 billion in additional medical costs each year.

“HAIs and nosocomial infections are typically spread through poor indoor air quality (IAQ), improper personal hygiene and poor indoor disinfection procedures,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc., a leading HAI and IAQ testing laboratory. “EMSL has emergency personnel available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to handle these cases. Many of these microbial pathogens can be analyzed using PCR technologies that can provide same day results.”

EMSL has sponsored a series of public outreach videos on healthcare associated pathogens. They can be viewed at:

To learn more about testing for HAIs, indoor air quality (IAQ) or other environmental issues, please visit, call (800) 220-3675 or email

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


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