BADGER LABS HAS AN EASY 3-STEP PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR LABORATORY SAMPLES.
Prepare Your Samples
Complete Required Documentation
Mail, Deliver & More
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STEP 1: SAMPLE PREPARATION
Before you send your samples for testing to Badger Labs, it is important to prepare them properly for correct analysis. Please review how to prepare your samples in the steps below.
Badger Labs Sample Size Requirements
*Weights based off dry weights
Plant material, concentrate, topicals, tinctures: 2 grams/ 2 mL
Edibles: Contact us for number required
2 grams / 5 mL
Plant Material: 3 grams / 5mL
2 grams / 5 mL
Test samples must be in separate container from samples submitted for all other testing.
2 grams / 5 mL
15 gram / 20 mL
|Contact us for amount required|
Depending on the type of test your are requesting or the sample matrix, Badger Labs has minimum sample size requirements.
We recommend using separate containers whenever possible for your samples, especially if you are in need of more than one test. Microbial contamination test samples must be submitted in a separate container.
Are you submitting plant material?
Prior to submitting plant material samples please grind/homogenize your samples so it is even in consistency. Wet and non-homogenous samples will potentially have skewed results and won’t be representative. Badger Labs can grind/homogenize your samples upon arrival at our lab for a $25 sample prep fee.
Label your samples
Sample containers should be clearly labeled with the following information:
- COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL NAME
- SAMPLE ID
- FIELD ID (optional)
- TEST TYPE
- TURN AROUND TIME
STEP 2: SAMPLE REQUEST/CHAIN OF CUSTODY FORM
You must complete our Sample Request form with every order and be sure to include this form with your shipment. The chain of custody form is also used to establish new account.
STEP 3: MAIL OR DELIVER YOUR SAMPLES
To ensure that your samples arrive safely at our laboratory, please follow the steps below. Be sure you have prepared your samples correctly and have completed the SR/COC form.
Include sample documentation
Consider including any documents that you may have that will identify your samples as hemp or help-derived – examples: state licenses, previous certificates of analysis. Please be sure to detail all samples so if your package is inspected, the product will be properly documented as legal product.
Packaging your samples for shipment
We suggest packaging your samples in a dual containment systems to ensure the integrity of your samples while traveling.
- Samples must be shipped in reinforced and labeled containers relating to your product.
- If using glass containers, use tape to secure lids.
- All contents of the package must be clearly labeled and identified.
- Once your samples are ready, they should be shipped in a box as opposed to an envelope. Be sure to include your completed SR/COC form and have all samples labeled properly in your shipment.
Shipping/ Delivery/ Field Sampling
Please send samples to:
Badger Labs, 3426 E. Maria Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481
- If delivering to any of our three locations, please include all required documentation.
- For Field Sampling Service, please contact us for a quote.
TURN TIMES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS
Standard turn-around time is 1-2 business days for potency and 3-5 business days for full panel testing. We also offer expedited turn times for some of our services (please contact us for more information). Any packages received after 11:00 a.m. will have another day of processing added to the turn around time.
- Credit Cards – Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, or Discover
- Cash (in-person)
How do I pay for my order?
Include a check with your sample submission; Pay by phone (715) 544-4900 or pay on our website. Payment is required prior to reporting for new clients, once a relationship is established our accounting department will invoice your projects for payment.