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WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU NEED TO SET ME UP FOR TESTING?

  • the business name you are licensed under
  • a principle contact person, phone number, and email (for results and invoices)
  • your physical and billing address
  • your UBI number
  • and your WSLCB license number.

We never charge fees for account setup, and make no contracts requiring monthly/yearly subscriptions or minimum volumes.

HOW MUCH PRODUCT DO I HAVE TO SEND YOU FOR TESTING?

I-502 now requires a minimum of four (4) grams of flower material. (Be sure to read below “How Should I Select My Samples”).

Infused extract, inhalation extracts, kief, and hash require 1 gram.

Infused edibles, liquids, and topicals require 1 unit (serving/dose).

HOW SHOULD I SELECT MY SAMPLES?

There are many legitimate schools of thought on the issue of how to select unbiased samples from a “lot” of agricultural product. All of them share a common goal of selecting a sample that is representative of the lot in question. A representative sample is one that is composed of material that is similar in size, shape, density and overall quality to the majority of material in the lot from which it was selected. June 18th, 2016, the WSLCB will enact rule describing a sample selection protocol that they have determined to be adequate to implement as a minimum standard for our industry. The exact text of the WSLCB’s sampling protocols can be found on their website and in Washington Administrative Code 314-55-101.

Put simply, the WSLCB will be requiring that the person selecting the sample select not one, but four unique samples not less than one gram each taken randomly from all four quarters of the lot. Those four samples will be combined into a single sample not less than 4 grams, and the person who pulled the sample will initial their name in the traceability system stating that they selected randomly and representatively and did not alter or adulterate the sample.

A good sample selection protocol (one that produces consistent and representative results) is a difficult thing to achieve, and the sample selection step is the single greatest contributor to variance in test results. For the interested reader, click to read more.

HOW SHOULD I PACKAGE MY SAMPLES FOR TESTING?

Package each sample separately.  Plastic baggies work great for flower, kief, trim, and edibles. A plastic container with a lid is best for waxy or sticky products, such as hash and some extractions.  Syringes are also very good containers for extractions that are not too thick for them.  In order to expedite processing we ask that you include two barcodes on your package, the QA sample number from BioTrack and the number of the lot the sample represents.  If possible try to use a barcode printer that does not put a black line box around the barcode; while BioTrack has listed some of those printers as compatible, there are no barcode readers commercially available that can actually scan these barcodes.  An inexpensive Dymo printer is a good option for barcode printing as an alternative.  If, for some reason, you are not able to barcode your products at the time of drop off, please include these two numbers somewhere on your packages. Ideally, we’d also like to know the lot’s harvest date and it’s sativa/indica percentage to the best of your knowledge.

DO I HAVE TO PUT MY PRODUCT INTO QUARANTINE?

When you make your QA samples, the traceability software may say they have to be placed in quarantine for 24 hours. The WSLCB has told us directly that QA samples do not have to be quarantined.