2024 Spring Round

FINAL REPORTS RELEASED - SEE LINKS BELOW

Celebrating 10 Years of Quality Cannabis Science

The 2024 Spring Round of The Emerald Test™

Our Inter-Laboratory Comparison Proficiency Test (ILC/PT) program was developed in 2014 specifically to meet the needs of cannabis and hemp testing facilities. 

Below are the final details and reports for the 2024 Spring Round, including informatin on the Emerald Badge™ award criteria. Please read all of the information thoroughly.

Please address all questions to:
Kirsten Blake
Vice President
Email: EmeraldTest@emeraldscientific.com

2024 Spring Round Information

VendorTypeDescription
ACannabinoid Analysis11-Part Potency in Hemp Bud
ACannabinoid Analysis11-Part Potency in Hemp Oil
ACannabinoid Analysis7-Part Potency in Hemp Oil
ACannabinoid Analysis7-Part Potency in Hemp Bud
ACannabinoid Analysis7-Part Potency in Gummy
ACannabinoid Analysis7-Part Potency in Hard Chocolate
AResidual Solvent Analysis23-Part Residual Solvents in Hemp Oil
AHeavy Metal Analysis7-Part Heavy Metals in Hemp Oil
AHeavy Metal Analysis7-Part Heavy Metals on Hemp Bud
AHeavy Metal Analysis7-Part Heavy Metals in Gummy
AMycotoxin Analysis5-Part Mycotoxins in Hemp Bud
AMycotoxin Analysis5-Part Mycotoxins in Hemp Oil
ATerpene Analysis21-Part Terpenes in Hemp Oil
ATerpene Analysis21-Part Terpenes in Hemp Bud
ATerpene Analysis10-Part Terpenes in Hemp Oil
APesticide Analysis67-Part Pesticide Screening in Hemp Bud
BPesticide Analysis115-Part Pesticide Screening in Hemp Oil
BMicrobial AnalysisAerobic Plate Count in Hemp
BMicrobial AnalysisTotal Coliform in Hemp
BMicrobial AnalysisEnterobacteriaceae in Hemp
BMicrobial AnalysisTotal Yeast and Mold in Hemp
BMicrobial AnalysisMicrobial Panel 2: Salmonella in Hemp
BMicrobial AnalysisMicrobial Panel 3: STEC in Hemp
BMicrobial AnalysisMicrobial Panel 4: Aspergillus in Hemp
BMicrobial AnalysisMicrobial Panel 5: Salmonella in Chocolate
BMicrobial AnalysisMicrobial Panel 6: STEC Chocolate
BMicrobial AnalysisMicrobial Panel 7: Salmonella in Hemp Oil
BMicrobial AnalysisMicrobial Panel 8: STEC in Hemp Oil
BMicrobial AnalysisMicrobial Panel 9: Aspergillus in Hemp Oil
BForeign Material AnalysisForeign Materials in Hemp
BMoisture AnalysisMoisture in Hemp
BWater Activity AnalysisWater Activity in Hemp
BWater Activity and Moisture AnalysisWater Activity and Moisture in Hemp
Download 2024 Spring Product Listing Sheet
EventDate
Open Enrollment Period BeganMonday, Feb. 5
Open Enrollment Period ClosedFriday, Feb. 16
Samples shipped for International labs:Monday, March 11
U.S. / Canada Samples shipped:Wednesday, March 13
Results reporting for all PTs closed:Friday, April 5
Initial Reports released
Appeals opened:
Friday, April 19
Appeals closed:Friday, April 26
Advisory Panel review:Wednesday, May 8
Emerald Badges™ awarded: Monday, June 3
ILC report released:Monday, June 3

Enrollment in The Emerald Test™ is a participant’s implied assertion that the laboratory name provided when purchasing The Emerald Test™ is the laboratory that performs the sample analysis. Any attempt to circumvent this agreement will result in a forfeited test.

An Emerald Badge™ will be awarded to participating labs that meet the criteria established by the ISO accredited PT manufacturer with input from The Emerald Test™ Advisory Panel. Labs receiving a Badge are recognized for their capabilities through inter-laboratory comparison with their peers for a given test. 

Be advised that a minimum of 8 participants are required to complete the ILC/PT analysis. The ILC/PT promotes transparency and enhances consumer confidence in the safety and the science which independent testing facilities contribute to the cannabis and hemp industries.

NOTE: The Emerald Test Badge does not imply regulatory compliance or laboratory accreditation. Alteration or misrepresentation of the badge will void the award and jeopardize future participation in the Emerald Test.     

Once again, thank you for participating in The Emerald Test™!
Should you have any questions or suggestions for improving the experience and value to your business, please let us know.

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