The Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) Program is a performance evaluation program for environmental microbiology laboratories.
This program is designed for microbiology laboratories specializing in analysis for microorganisms commonly detected in air, fluids and bulk samples collected from schools, offices, hospitals, and industrial, agricultural and other work environments.
- The EMPAT Culture Program is for laboratories that specialize in culturing and identifying bacteria and fungi found in these environments.
- The EMPAT Direct Exam Program is for laboratories that analyze fungal spores using light microscopy.
Get the EMPAT competitive advantage. Taking part in the EMPAT Program can help you improve performance in the microscopic analysis of environmental samples. When you do, you will receive the PAT Report, an invaluable snapshot of your laboratory’s performance that helps you continually hone your services. Sharing your PAT Report with customers and prospects will make them confident about partnering with your laboratory.
The EMPAT program is open to all interested microbiology laboratories.