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What are your 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.

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.

Residual Solvent Analysis:

  • Concentrates: 1 gram
    • Crude oil, distillate, and isolate only.
  • Liquids: 1 mL
    • Tinctures only.

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.

Pesticide Screening

  • Plant material: 2 grams
  • Concentrates: 2 grams
  • Liquids: 2 mL
  • Topicals: 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.

Heavy Metals

  • Plant material (flower, biomass, etc.): 4 grams
  • Concentrates: 4 grams
  • Infused Products:
    • Tinctures: 4 grams
    • Topicals: 4 grams
    • Food products (e.g. gummies/pet treats, etc.): 10 grams
  • Waters/Drinks: 4 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.

Note: Sample sizes are per test. For example, if you require Cannabinoid Potency and Residual Solvent Analysis, you will need to submit 1-2 grams for potency and 1 gram for Residual Solvents.

Updated on March 11, 2020

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