Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc. (SAI) is pleased to announce the accreditation of its Greensboro, North Carolina Microbiology Lab by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
According to AIHA, when a laboratory is accredited, the laboratory and its clients have the assurance that the laboratory has met defined standards for performance based on examination of a variety of criteria. SAI now becomes part of an elite group of laboratories achieving and maintaining a high level of professional performance.
About AIHA’s Accreditation Program
AIHA’s Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP) is specifically designed for microbiology laboratories specializing in analysis for microorganisms commonly detected in air, fluids, and bulk samples collected from schools, offices, hospitals, industrial, agricultural and other work environments. It is vital that the laboratory analyzing the samples be proficient in producing high quality data on which important health decisions will be based. SAI’s accreditation from AIHA is a mark of that capability.
AIHA characterizes laboratories as meeting and/or exceeding distinct standards of performance based on assessment criteria. The assessment included personnel qualifications, participation in proficiency testing programs, facilities, quality assurance, laboratory records, methods of analyses, standard operating procedures, and site visits.
“SAI’s accreditation was granted with absolutely zero deficiencies during the assessment process. This is an unprecedented achievement.” said Nathaniel Durham, Co-Founder and Laboratory Director for SAI. “Every person in the laboratory had a role in this certification — they all came together as an incredible team.”