For additional information on testing and pricing call (703) 471-4200.
Three levels of turnaround time (TAT) are available. Although handing times will vary depending on the test additional surcharges may apply for expedited services:
PRIORITY SAMPLE HANDLING
Routine 3-10 days 1 x routine price
Rush 2 days 2 x routine price
Emergency 1 day 3 x routine price
Microbiology Laboratory Services
Department of the Environment Water Supply Program
Certified Drinking Water Laboratory
Chain of Custody Forms
Center Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation
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Routine Environmental Testing Services
Microbiology Laboratory Overview
HP Environmental, Inc. considers the accuracy, reliability and reproducibility of analysis results to be a fundamental responsibility of laboratory management and is paramount to our continued effort to produce a superior product for our client.
Our commitment and dedication to quality is fully supported and communicated from management to the bench level to meet the objectives of the laboratory and to effectively serve client requirements. In order to achieve this goal, the laboratory has developed and executed a robust quality assurance program to control the precision and accuracy of data generated and limit sources of bias.
The objective of the quality assurance program is to produce reliable data of measurable quality that is defensible, representative of the sample and meets all required State, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOSH), American Industrial Hygiene Associate (AIHA), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and data user requirements. Complete adherence to laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs), execution of good laboratory practices (GLPs), internal audit reviews and participation in external performance testing programs ensure the laboratory produces data of known and documented quality using EPA, AIHA, ASTM and NIOSH protocols and client specific requirements is mandated by management.
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HP Environmental, Inc. offers a range of microbiological testing services. Our services include the analysis of bacteria and fungi in air, water, wipe/swab, and bulk environmental samples. The laboratory also specializes in the testing of Legionella bacteria using the "Gold Standard" Center for Disease Control (CDC) culture method protocol. Suspected Legionella isolates are confirmed by slide agglutination and/or direct monclonal fluorescent-labeled antibody (DFA) staining.
The Microbiology Laboratory is a member of the CDC ELITE program and is a Sentinel Laboratory certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Laboratory Services. In addition, the laboratory is certified by the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accrediation Program (AIHA-LAP, LLC) as an accredited Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (ID# 100506) and is established by the Maryland Department of the Environment (Cerification # 319) and the Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (ID# 00156) as a state Certified Drinking Water Laboratory. In addition, HPE has been granted interim approval (ELAP ID 12070) for Legionella culture analysis, effective March 27, 2017 for ISO method 11731 by the New York State, Department of Health (NYSDOH).
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|CDC Protocol||Water||Culture (CFU/mL)||10 - 14 days|
|Direct Fluorescence Antibody (DFA)||Water||Direct Microscopy (P/A)||2 days|
|L. pnuemophila (ONLY)||Water||Legiolert (MPN)||7 days|
|New York State Protocol||Water||ISO 11731 (CFU/mL)||10 - 14 days|
|Acid Producing Bacteria||Water||BART (HACH)||10 days|
|Denitrifying Bacteria||Water||BART (HACH)||10 days|
|Enterococcus||Water||Direct Substrate Technology (P/A)||2 days|
|Environmental Mycobacterium||Water, Wipe, Bulk, Air||Culture||2 - 6 weeks|
|Iron-Related Bacteria||Water||BART (HACH)||10 days|
|Nitrifying Bacteria||Water||BART (HACH)||10 days|
|Total Coliforms / E. coli||Water, Wipe||Potability (P/A)||2 days|
|Total Coliforms / E. coli||Water||Potability (MPN)||2 days|
|Total Plate Count (TPC)||Water, Wipe, Bulk, Air||Culture (w/ or w/o IDs)||3 - 5 days|
|TPC (Anaerobic)||Water, Wipe, Bulk, Air||Culture (w/o IDs)||3 - 5 days|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa||Water||Direct Substrate Technology (P/A)||2 days|
|Slime-Forming Bacteria||Water||BART (HACH)||10 days|
|Direct Microscopy||Bulk, Wipe||Tape-Lift (Qualitative)||3 - 5 days|
|Direct Microscopy||Bulk, Wipe||Tape-Lift (Quantitative)||3 - 5 days|
|Total Fungal Count (TFC)||Water, Wipe, Bulk, Air||Culture (w/ or w/o IDs)||5 - 7 days|
|Total Thermophilic Fungal Count||Water, Wipe, Bulk, Air||Culture||5 - 7 days|
|Total Thermophilic Actinomycete Count||Water, Wipe, Bulk, Air||Culture||5 - 7 days|
|Total Spore Count||Air||Direct Microscopy||3 - 5 days|
|Blue-Green Algae Screen||Water||BART (HACH)||10 days|
|Biolgical Assessment||Water, Wipe, Bulk, Wipe||Culture (Fungi & Bacteria)||5 - 7 days|
|Fungal Profile||Water, Wipe, Bulk, Air||Culture / Direct||5 - 7 days|
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ISO Method 11731:2017(E)
Department of Health & Human Services
Center for Disease Control
Certificate of Proficiency
Department of General Services - Drinking Water Lab
Commonwealth of Virginia
Division of Consolidated