1. What type of tests does PhytoVista Laboratories provide?
PhytoVista Laboratories offers analytical testing for:
- Cannabinoid profile
- Residual solvents
- Heavy metals
2. What is the turnaround time?
The standard turnaround time is five to ten working days from the receipt of sample. At your request, we could offer a 24 hours service or a 48 hours service at an additional cost. Please get in touch for more information.
If you require a price quote, please contact us:
- by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- by phone at 01373 470 418
- submit our Request a Quote form.
To ensure a fast quote, please include all pertinent details, such as service required, turnaround time, number of samples.
Prices vary depending on which tests are required. Our packages can be tailored to suit your needs.
4. Certification / Accreditation
We are working towards ISO 17025 to demonstrate that the laboratory is technically competent and able to produce technically valid data and results.
We have a robust Quality Management System that assures better control of laboratory operations, the validity of test methods and traceability of measurements at national and international standards.
5. How to pay?
We will send an invoice to our customers and they will be expected to pay prior to receiving their results.
6. How I will receive certified reports?
Certificates of analysis are generally emailed in a PDF format. Upon request, a printed copy can be mailed. The results are given in % w/w (percentage weight/weight) or mg/g if requested
Each report includes the following information:
- Name and address of the laboratory
- Name and contact information of the customer
- Unique identification number
- Method used
- The date of receipt of the test
- The date of issue the report
- The results with, where appropriate, the units of measurements
- Identification of the person authorising the report.
7. How do I submit the sample?
Please fill in the Analytical Request Form provided and send it back electronically or with your samples.
You can submit the Analytical Request Form at email@example.com or to the contact person you may have been speaking with.
Please read and agree to our terms and conditions. If you have any questions about the form, please feel free to contact the lab.
Please send all the samples to:
Dairy House Farm,
The Grey Building,
Beckington, BA11 6TE
8. Why do I need to tick all those three limbs set out in the ARF?
Cannabis is a Class B controlled drug under Part II, Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA 1971). It is also listed in Schedule 1 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (MDR 2001).
CBD as an isolated substance, in its pure form, would not be controlled under MDA 1971 / MDR 2001. If a CBD product contains any controlled cannabinoids, unintentionally or otherwise (e.g. THC or THC-V), then it is highly likely that the product would be controlled.
For a CBD and other cannabinoid products to be lawfully available for human consumption, it needs to either meet the Exempted Product Criteria in Regulation 2 of the MDR 2001 or the definition of a CBPM in Schedule 2 to the MDR 2001 for its possession to be lawful.
The Regulation 2 of the MDR 2001 provides that some products may be considered “exempt” from control, it “no one component part of the product or preparation contains more than one milligram of the controlled drug”. It is Home Office view that the applicable unit of measure for the “1 mg threshold” is that of the “container” (bottle or packet) and not the typical dose of any product.
In this respect, we ask all our customers to meet the criteria of an exempted product, by ticking all three limbs set out in the Analytical Request Form.
If the customer doesn’t agree with the criteria, we cannot proceed with the sample’s analysis. Furthermore, if the test report shows that the THC level is above the legal limit, it is our policy to destroy all the samples that contain controlled substances, immediately. We cannot issue any report for samples considered controlled substances.
9. How much sample is needed for testing?
Each sample container should be labelled with the references (e.g. sample name and description, company name, batch number, amount, CBD content, etc). For testing, it is recommended to submit approximately:
|Oils / 1% - 20%||10ml||Powders||10g|
|Isolate||500mg||Foods (coffee beans, chocolate)||50g|
|Full-spectrum extracts||5g||Other foods (tea, honey)||25g|
Please make sure your sample is large enough to be representative of the product or ingredients you are testing. If you are sampling a bulk material, avoid taking a sub-sample from off the top or bottom. Mix well before sampling.
All samples are held for a minimum of three months after results are reported. After this period, all these samples are disposed of.
10. Whom do I contact with any questions?
We welcome your questions or comments regarding any service provided. We value your input and we strive to meet our valued customers’ needs.
You can get in touch using our online contact form or phone on 01373 470 418.