November 11, 2019, Frederick, MD – PRESS RELEASE – A2LA has announced the renewal of accreditation of Global Laboratory Services, Inc. to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. Global Laboratory Services, based in Wilson, North Carolina, is the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited in the state. Specifically, they have added industrial hemp testing to their chemical scope of accreditation.
“At Global Laboratory Services, we always strive to keep pace with industry needs. We saw the need for an accredited laboratory in the hemp industry and therefore added CBD and THC testing to our scope. Our next step is to expand our service offerings to include agrochemical analysis of industrial hemp,” says Kim Hesse, Business Development Manager at Global Laboratory Services.
“We congratulate Global Laboratory Services on becoming the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited in the state of North Carolina, specifically for industrial hemp. Their completion of this milestone through the A2LA accreditation process is a testament to their hard work and commitment to quality,” said Adam Gouker, A2LA General Manager. “A2LA realizes the vital role that accreditation plays in the cannabis industry to support compliance with regulatory requirements, and we are thrilled to see that our service has been adopted in a new state. We look forward to our continued relationship with Global Laboratory Services in the provision of their accreditation needs.”
Achieving ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by A2LA is the pinnacle in third-party laboratory accreditation, as it confirms that laboratories have management, quality, and technical systems in place to ensure accurate and reliable analyses, as well as proper administrative processes to ensure that all aspects related to the sample, the analysis, and the reporting are standardized, measured and monitored.