Which markets do you test for?

We test for Illinois Medical Patients, IL licensed cannabis growers and manufacturers. We also test for CBD/Hemp nationally.

What types of tests does Smithers provide? Smithers currently provides: 

  • Cannabinoid testing 
  • Pesticide screening 
  • Microbial screening
  • Foreign material analysis
  • Residual solvent screening
  • Heavy metal screening
  • Mycotoxin testing
  • Moisture content
  • Terpene testing
  • Genetic sex testing
  • Hop Latent Viroid
  • Water activity analysis
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Homogeneity 

What kind of products can be tested? 

We primarily test cannabis, CBD, and hemp flower, concentrates, oils, and infused products such as beverages, edibles, topicals, and more. We can also perform standard screens for contaminants on water, soil, and other matrices. 

How do I create an account? 

Fill out and submit this form to create an account and then we will contact you to schedule an appointment.

What is your typical turnaround time?  

Results are typically available within 1 to 4 business days depending on the tests requested. 

What is the best method to communicate with Smithers if I have additional questions? 

Give us a call at 872-870-0050 or email us at info@smithers.com

How do I submit a sample? 

  • Hemp and CBD samples can be shipped or dropped off to the lab located at 8205 S. Cass Avenue Suite 106/107 Darien, Illinois 60561.
  • Illinois Medical Patients must drop off their samples to the lab.
  • Cultivators/Craft Grow/Infusers must enter their samples through the Bio Track system for both R&D and compliance testing.

How much sample is needed for testing? 

  • A typical test requires between 1g-2g of sample. A minimum of 7g is required for a full panel testing.  
  • For more details, please reach us at 872-870-0050 or at info@smithers.com. Please note that sample size requirements might change based on the State of Illinois updating its guidelines. 

Where can I see my test results? 

Results can be found via our customer portal and PDFs are sent to each portal user via email.  

What is your payment policy & forms of payment do you accept? 

We require pre-payment on all orders prior to the release of results and accept payment by check and/or online ACH transfers.  

What is Product Development (R&D) Testing?  

Product Development (R&D) Testing allows you to select any or all the compliance tests to verify internal processes or quality. Please reach us at 872-870-0050 or info@smithers.com for more details on our Product Development (R&D) testing. 

Which Hemp and CBD tests are required by law? 

This drastically depends on which state you anticipate selling your products. Most of the states only require potency testing while some states are beginning to require the same tests required for medical and recreational cannabis products.  You will need to check your local laws or contact us for additional information on your state guidelines.

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