If you’re ready to create an account and 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, send an email to: support@botanacor.com, 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 or Hemp-derived product shall be sent for testing purposes.

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

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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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:

  • Plant material (flower, biomass, etc.): 2 grams
  • Concentrates: 1 gram
  • Infused Products:
    • Edibles – 4 units/pieces
    • Tinctures – 1 mL
    • Topicals – 2 grams
  • Waters/Drinks: 60 mL OR provide a full finished product for determining fill weight on analytical scale

Terpene Profile Analysis:

  • 2 grams / 2 mL
  • Please note, Botanacor Laboratories does not perform Terpene Analysis on solid products such as infused edibles/capsules. If you would like terpene testing performed on finished products, please provide the concentrated oil or plant material used to formulate these products.

Pesticide Screening

  • Plant Material: 2 grams
  • Concentrates: 2 grams
  • Please note, Botanacor Laboratories does not provide pesticide testing on finished products such as food/edible, or topical products. If you would like pesticide testing performed on finished products, please provide the concentrated oil or plant material used to formulate these products.

Residual Solvent Analysis:

  • 1 gram / 1 mL

Microbial Contamination:

  • Microbial test samples must be in a separate sample container from samples submitted for all other testing.
  • Plant material/extracts/liquids: 3 grams.
  • Food products (gummies, pet treats, etc.): At least 2 units and must weigh at least 3 grams total.
  • Microbial test samples must be in a separate sample container from samples submitted for all other testing.

Heavy Metal Testing:

  • Plant material/extracts/liquids: 4 grams
  • Food products (gummies, pet treats, etc.) 10 grams
  • If solvents were used to make your product, please indicate this on your chain of custody form.

Water Activity:

  • 2 grams of finished products

pH:

  • 20 ml aqueous (water-based) product

Density:

  • 20 ml flowable liquids only

Sample Preparation

  • Samples for each test must be submitted in separate containers.
  • Raw hemp/biomass should be properly cured and ground/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 any product type.)

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

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Chain of Custody Form

When submitting samples to Botanacor, you must complete our Chain of Custody Form with every order. Please type directly into the form to ensure legibility. Include the Chain of Custody Form with your shipment.

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Turn Around Times

Our daily cut off for sample submission is 10:30 am MST. If packages are delivered after 10:30am MST, another day will be added to the requested turn around time.

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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

  • Please submit your samples in reinforced, resealable, labeled containers that are suitable for your product matrix.
  • For glass containers, reinforce screw caps with adhesive tape.
  • Affix a proper label to clearly identify the contents.

Secondary Container

  • To prevent breaking or leaking in transit, please reinforce your primary containers properly, e.g. bubble wrap.
  • 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 submit a completed chain of custody form as well as labeled samples in your package.

Please send samples to:

BOTANACOR LABORATORIES
ATTN: Sample Receiving
1301 S. Jason St. Unit J
Denver, CO, 80223 USA

Sample Drop-off Hours

If you’re in Colorado and you would like to drop off your samples in person, here are our hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

No appointment necessary

Payment

We accept checks or credit cards. If paying with a credit card, check the box for “Credit Card” and our accountant will email an invoice to the billing contact on file within 3 business days; this will not delay testing.

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