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Microbiology Laboratory Analysis - A Perfect 10!


Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab), the in-house microbiology laboratory of Pure Air Control Services, has received another perfect score (fungi and bacteria) covering the past 2 years on the Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) Program, a performance evaluation sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The perfect scores places EDLab ( as the most distinguished environmental microbiology labs in the US.

EDLab was tested in both bacteria and fungi categories, and received 100% in both areas. With a total possible score of 27, EDLab scored the maximum possible score in both bacteria and fungi.

During the 2005 - 2006 EMPAT rounds (8), EDLab received an impressive “Perfect 10”, 100% accuracy on mold identification and on bacteria.

“Invention was born out of necessity in the case of EDLab receiving a perfect score in the EMPAT program. The necessity was to ensure our customers that EDLab has the most accurate, professional, scientific methods and protocol to make our conclusions for authentic laboratory results. Clearly, with our 100% accuracy EMPAT score, EDLab maintains its goal to provide the highest level of accuracy the industry has to offer,” stated Dr. Rajiv Sahay, Director of EDLab, and a member of the AIHA Technical Advisory Panel (TAP).

EDLab is a nationally recognized AIHA-accredited environmental microbiology laboratory and was the first AIHA-accredited lab in the state of Florida. EDLab continues to stand out in the field of indoor environmental quality, and utilize the data collected over the past 10 years, and over 100,000 samples, to create a vast database that is being utilized to set standards and provide trends for developing baseline conditions of IEQ.

The parent company, Pure Air Control Services (, a certified MBE 8(a) company and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply schedule contractor (#GSA-10F-0488R), is an indoor environmental consulting firm with expertise in industrial hygiene, microbiology, public health, building science and mechanical engineering. The firm provides an array of do-it-yourself IAQ Screen Check kits ranging from Mold, Allergen, Fiberglass to a 5 minute mycotoxin field test. You can order on line at:

Pure Air Control Services
Environmental Diagnostic Laboratory (EDLab)
800-422-7873 x804

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