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Colorado Cannabis Testing Lab Receives ISO 17025 Certification

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Cara Wietstock
Written by Cara Wietstock

PhytaTech Labs is based in Denver, Colorado and most recently they’re the latest ISO-17025 certified lab in the country.

This trusted Colorado testing lab is officially accredited by the American Association Laboratories Accreditation (A2LA). A2LA is a third-party body that performs accreditation to international standards. They provide an objective perspective to provide transparency in the testing industry. Being ISO certified means that PhytaTech meets rigid A2LA standards and that they are one of a few in the country who can claim as such. With this certification comes a crown of quality and competence for a lab, and Phytatech is very pleased to now be officially certified.

Stephen Goldman, laboratory director of PhytaTech, articulated what went into this accreditation “PhytaTech is extremely proud and excited to receive this accreditation. It reflects all the hard work my team has put into our Quality Systems as well as the attention to detail that each of our customers receives.”

Their ISO-17025 accreditation allows the cannabis testing lab to perform tests on the flower, concentrate, topical and edible products. It also covers the scope of state-licensed medical, recreational, and hemp customers. The team is capable of chemical testing like cannabinoid potency analysis and residual solvent contamination. Their biological contaminant testing suite includes E.Coli, Salmonella, and total yeast and molds.  

As of now, they are one of only eight A2LA ISO-17925 accredited laboratories in the United States. PhytaTech is also one of very few Colorado testing labs to include full potency, RSA, and microbial contamination testing within the scope of their work. Their team has long been known in the Colorado community for delivering clear, concise, expedient work. Now they are pleased to add another accolade to the docket.

“PhytaTech has always been known for fast, reliable data and this ISO-17025 accreditation is another feather in our cap.” Goldman concluded.

Congratulations to PhytaTech Labs, one of many labs nominated for the Terpenes and Testing: 100 awards. Nominations are still open and winners will be announced at an after party at our April conference and expo, check it out on the Terpenes and Testing World Conference page.

About the author

Cara Wietstock

Cara Wietstock

Cara began working in the retail cannabis industry of San Francisco, CA in 2011 and continued in that sector for years. In 2015 she dedicated herself to writing full-time. Her passion for the written word and deep respect for the healing properties of the plant have brought her to Terpenes and Testing magazine. She now helps keep us on the cutting edge of scientific cannabis discovery as the Editor-in-Chief of the print publication.

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