Seattle, WA — Sound Microbiology Laboratory (SML) became an ELITE (Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation) Certified Laboratory on November 13, 2012. By doing so, SML became the only commercial ELITE Certified Laboratory in the Pacific Northwest. As an Elite Certified Laboratory, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) certified SML as a laboratory demonstrating proficiency in identifying Legionella in a water sample by culture. The CDC considers the culture method for identifying Legionella as the primary test for environmental samples. Becoming ELITE Certified supports SML’s goal of giving clients the highest quality service available.
For more information about the CDC’s Elite Program, visit the CDC’s website.