Where are you located?

We are located at 6000 Commerce Pkwy Suite I, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054.

Can I submit hemp samples to Trichome Analytical from another state?

Yes. We are registered with the DEA and can legally carry out USDA-compliant third-party testing for cultivators licensed with the USDA. We are also able to complete R&D testing for hemp and hemp products from any state. Contact us for more information.

How do I submit samples for testing?

Click here for more information.

What types of products does Trichome Analytical test?

Cannabinoid Hemp Products: We test dry and wet plant material for pre-harvest regulatory compliance. We also test post-harvest dry and wet plant material, extracts and infused products (edibles, drinks, lotions, cosmetics, etc.) for R&D and QA needs.

THC Cannabis Products: We test plant material, extracts, and infused products for licensed operators in New Jersey for batch release compliance testing and for R&D and QA needs.

Click here for details.

What cannabinoids do you test for?

We test for 15 cannabinoids: CBC, CBCA, CBD, CBDA, CBDV, CBDVA, CBG, CBGA, CBL, CBN, THCA, THCV, THCVA, Δ8THC and Δ9THC. Click here for additional information.

What testing and screening services does Trichome Analytical offer?

We offer a wide variety of pre- and post-harvest screening services for plant material, extracts and infused products: 

Learn more about our specific services here.

What are the differences between regulatory compliant testing and other / research and development (R&D) testing?

USDA regulatory compliant testing verifies whether your hemp product falls below the USDA-mandated level of potency of less than 0.3% total THC content on a dry weight basis. This type of testing is conducted only on pre-harvest plant material and is reported to regulatory agencies.

State regulatory compliant testing for high-THC cannabis products verifies that the ready-for-sale product is within the regulatory limits for contaminants and measures the potency of cannabinoids and/or terpenes.

R&D testing is used for the purposes of developing products, ensuring consumer safety and more. This type of testing can be conducted on plant material, extracts or infused products. Click here to learn more about each test and analysis. We can also conduct tests to monitor pre-harvest cannabinoid content.

What should I know about USDA compliance for hemp?

Plant material is required to be tested for potency levels of THC within fifteen days of planned harvest. THC potency levels must fall below 0.3% on a dry weight basis within the measurement of uncertainty, otherwise the crop must be destroyed. For compliance, labs report a measure of uncertainty, which designates a 95% confidence interval around the potency result. Certificates of Analysis clearly indicate pass / fail values.

Can I view my reports online?

Beginning on January 1st, 2021, your report will be available online through our client portal.

How long will it take to get my results?

Typical results take less than 5 business days to turn around, although wet pre-harvest samples will require extra drying time before tests can be conducted. Rush turnaround times of 1-2 days are available for most services for an extra fee, but are subject to availability. Check with the lab before submission to ensure rush turnaround time. Click here for a table of turnaround times by service requested.

What happens if my hemp crop tests hot?

If you are registered with the USDA and your hemp crop tests for THC levels greater than 0.3% by dry weight outside of the uncertainty measurement, you are legally required to destroy the crop. You are, however, able to request 1 re-test if you believe your test results were in error. If you are registered with a state program, rules regarding crop mitigation or destruction may vary. We explore the topic of testing hot in detail here.

How often should I test my hemp crop?

To meet USDA regulatory requirements, you must send samples of your crop to a licensed lab to determine THC potency within 15 days of planned harvest. However, testing the potency of your hemp crop weekly starting six weeks before expected harvest can help you gain a better understanding of THC concentration levels and adjust your harvest date accordingly—thus avoiding costly destruction or mitigation. More information can be found here. Please contact us with questions about best practices regarding your pre-harvest testing frequency.

What do DEA certification and ISO certification mean for testing labs?

Registration with the DEA means we’re legally allowed to handle controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), 21 CFR part 1301.13. Our ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation means our quality systems have met the rigorous standards of competence, impartiality and consistent laboratory operations set forth by the International Organization for Standardization. This accreditation is not necessary for DEA registration or USDA compliance, but is rather a reflection of our commitment to accuracy and excellence in our testing.