Sample Submission

If you’re ready to submit a sample for testing, follow the steps below to ensure a smooth submission process.
If you have any questions, you can call us at (888) 800-8223 or use our contact form.

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Before we begin, it is important to note that Botanacor Laboratories is an Industrial Hemp and Hemp-derived Product testing facility. Only agricultural samples derived from Cannabis sativa L. that qualify as Industrial Hemp shall be sent for testing purposes.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before submitting samples for testing.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Sample Size Requirements

It is necessary that your sample size meets our minimum sample size requirements, which varies based on the type of test requested and the sample matrix being submitted.

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Potency:

  • Biomass: 2 grams
  • Concentrates: 1 gram
  • Infused Products:
    • Edibles – 4 units/pieces
    • Tinctures – 1 mL
  • Waters/Drinks: 60 mL or 1 resealable unit or 3 single-use units (i.e. can)

Terpene Profile Analysis:

  • 2 grams / 2 mL
  • Please note, we can’t perform Terpene Analysis on infused edibles/capsules. Please provide the concentrated oil.

Residual Solvent Analysis:

  • 1 gram / 1 mL

Microbial Contamination:

  • 1 unit or no less than 3 grams for all sample types. Microbial test samples must be in a separate sample container from samples submitted for all other testing.

Water Activity:

  • 1 unit or no less than 2 grams

pH:

  • 1 unit or no less than 20 mL

Density:

  • 20 mL or 20 grams

Sample Preparation

  • Samples for each test must be submitted in separate containers.
  • Raw hemp/biomass should be properly cured and milled to ensure a homogenous representation of your sample. (Please note, due to the high volume of samples that we test on a daily basis, we do not provide any additional sample preparation steps for biomass. We test your sample in the state that we receive it in.)

Sample Labeling

Samples should be clearly labeled with the following information:

  • COMPANY NAME
  • SAMPLE NAME
  • BATCH ID (optional)
  • TEST TYPE
  • TURN AROUND TIME
Sample Labeling

Chain of Custody Form

The Botanacor Chain of Custody Form is used to establish new accounts and to communicate the test types and turn times required. Please type directly into the form to ensure legibility. Include the Chain of Custody Form with your shipment.

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Supporting Documentation

It is best to send any supporting documentation that you may have with your samples. In the event that your package is selected for inspection, having any state or international cultivation/manufacturing licenses, or certificates of analysis, will expedite the release of your package.

Packaging

Ensuring sample integrity while in transit will be important to avoid any shipping or testing delays. We recommend packaging your samples in a dual container system.

Primary Container

  • Place you sample in a suitable container based on your product matrix.
  • For glass containers, reinforce screw caps with adhesive tape.
  • Affix a proper label to clearly identify the contents.

Secondary Container

  • Use a watertight/leak-proof container or sealable mylar envelope.
  • Reinforce the container using adhesive tape or heat seal.

Shipping

When your samples are prepped and ready for submission, be sure to package everything in a sturdy shipping box, as opposed to an envelope.

Please send samples to:

BOTANACOR LABORATORIES
ATTN: Sample Receiving
1001 S. Galapago St.
Denver, CO, 80223 USA

Payment

We accept checks or credit cards. If paying with a credit card, check the box for “Credit Card” and our accountant will call the number listed for the Billing Contact.

Note: for clients without approved credit from Botanacor, payment must be received prior to the release of final project report.

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