Sample Submission

Submitting your laboratory samples to Botanacor is an easy 3-step process.

Step 1
Prepare your samples

Review the sample size requirements for each test, follow the sample preparation steps and label the container clearly.

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Step 2
Enter your order online

Save time and submit your order via the Botanacor Online Sample Submission (BOSS) system.

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Step 3
Mail your samples

Place your samples in leak-proof containers in a sturdy box or padded envelope. Mail via USPS, UPS, or FedEx.

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Some legal reminders

Before we begin, it is important to note that Botanacor Laboratories is an Industrial Hemp and Hemp-derived Product testing facility. Only agricultural samples derived from Cannabis sativa L. that qualify as Industrial Hemp or Hemp-derived product shall be sent for testing purposes.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before submitting samples for testing.

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Step 1: Sample Preparation

It is important to prepare your samples for testing prior to sending them for analysis. Please review our sample preparations steps below.

Sample size requirements

Your sample will need to meet our minimum sample size requirements, which is dependent upon the type of test requested and the sample matrix. Please review our requirements below.

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Use separate containers for each test when feasible

If your sample requires more than one test, please submit in separate containers if possible. Microbial contamination test samples must be submitted in a separate container.

Are you submitting biomass/plant material?

Prior to submitting biomass or plant material samples, you will want to thoroughly dry and grind your sample so it is even in consistency and homogenous. Wet and non-homogenous samples will potentially have skewed results and won’t be representative.

Label your samples properly

Samples should be clearly labeled with the following information:

  • COMPANY NAME
  • SAMPLE NAME
  • BATCH ID (optional)
  • TEST TYPE
  • TURN AROUND TIME

Download our sample label templates to use with Avery mailing labels (optional):

Labeling your samples

Step 2: Enter your order online

Enter your order online

The Botanacor Online Sample Submission (BOSS) system is the easiest way to enter and keep track of your orders.

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Step 3: Mail your samples

Once you have prepared your samples and created your order online, it is now ready for shipment. Please follow the steps below to ensure that your samples arrive safely at our laboratory.

Include sample documentation

After entering your order online, print the sample submission receipt and include with your samples.

Consider including any documentation that you may have that will identify your samples as hemp or hemp-derived. This could be any state or international cultivation/manufacturing licenses or previous certificates of analysis. If your package gets selected for inspection, postal inspectors won’t know whether your shipment is a legal product or an illegal one without documentation.

Packaging your samples for shipment

Ensuring sample integrity while in transit will be important to avoid any shipping or testing delays. We recommend packaging your samples in a dual container system.

Primary Container

  • Please submit your samples in reinforced, resealable, labeled containers that are suitable for your product matrix.
  • For glass containers, reinforce screw caps with adhesive tape.
  • Affix a proper label to clearly identify the contents.

Secondary Container

  • To prevent breaking or leaking in transit, please reinforce your primary containers properly, e.g. bubble wrap.
  • Use a watertight/leak-proof container or sealable mylar envelope.
  • Reinforce the container using adhesive tape or heat seal.

Shipping

When your samples are prepped and ready for submission, be sure to package everything in a sturdy shipping box, as opposed to an envelope. Include your sample submission receipt as well as labeled samples in your package.

Please send samples to:

BOTANACOR LABORATORIES
ATTN: Sample Receiving
1301 S. Jason St. Unit J
Denver, CO, 80223 USA

Sample Drop-off Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to mail your samples via the USPS. If local sample drop off is required, you can put your samples into our lock box that is located to the right of our lobby entrance. We are open for business, but we will be keeping our lobby entrance locked during business hours.

Turn times and payment options

How long does the testing take?

Our testing services are five days or less. We also offer expedited turn times for some of our services. Our daily cut off for sample submission is 10:30 am MST. If packages are delivered after 10:30am MST, another day will be added to the requested turn around time.

Our turn time calculator will calculate your expected turn time.

Payment options

We accept:

  • Credit cards – Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, or Discover.
  • Checks

How do I pay for my order?

  • Include a check with your sample submission; or
  • Pay by phone. Our accounting department will email an invoice to the billing contact on file within 3 business days. Once you receive your invoice, call: 888-800-8223 extension 1 for accounting and they will process your payment.

Line of credit:

If you would like to apply for a line of credit, please download our credit application and send to our accounting department.