Q: Why does Trace Analytics require 5g of flower sample for I-502 testing?
Trace Analytics utilizes two different methodologies when testing for microbial contamination in order to ensure the safety of your product, requiring a total of 2 grams. Moisture assessment and mycotoxin testing also require 1 gram each, and potency and terpene testing require additional material. By requiring a minimum 5 gram sample, we can ensure that all of our tests have adequate starting material. Pesticides testing requires an additional 3.5 grams of plant material.
Q: What happens to my sample after I drop it off for testing?
A: The journey of your sample through the lab will depend on the type of testing you request. Generally, after a sample is checked in to the lab, a visual inspection occurs. Each sample received is photographed, and all flowers are examined under a microscope. All samples are divided into the various quantities required for each test requested. Following test completion, a senior scientist will review analysis results, subsequently transferring them to an all-inclusive report. All reports are then reviewed by a different senior member of the lab staff to ensure accuracy prior to releasing them to our clients and the state traceability system.
Q: When can I expect to see my testing results from Trace Analytics?
A: Test turn-around times depend on the types of tests ordered. Most all analysis results will be ready within two to three days of drop off, if brought in before noon. Exceptions to those times for reruns, pesticides or during periods of high test volumes.
Q: How will I know when my testing results are ready?
A: Trace Analytics creates an electronic report for every sample that comes through our doors. You will be emailed a copy of your report as soon as all of the testing results are ready and complete. Results are reported when all requested tests for a sample are finished, we do not issue early reports for portions of testing. For I-502 samples, your results will be simultaneously sent to you and reported to the state traceability system.
Q: What are Certified results?
A: Trace Analytics ensures that every specimen report is certified and review by two scientist prior to releasing results. We do this as a final Quality Assurance step so that our clients are assured that their results have the highest degree of accuracy.
Q: How can I pay for my tests?
A: We accept cash and credit card payments for testing. Payment is due upon sample drop-off with request for testing.