Matrix Gemini LIMS Helps Cannabis Testing Laboratory Gain ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

company: TEQ Analytical Labs

solution: Matrix gemini LIMS

An ISO 17025 accredited laboratory TEQ Analytical Laboratories uses Matrix Gemini LIMS to provide a defendable QA framework and ensure accurate and reliable scientific data to help growers and manufacturers provide safe and reliable marijuana products to the public in accordance with State laws and regulations.

The testing of cannabis-based products by specialized testing laboratories is essential to provide the quality control needed both to meet legislative requirements and protect consumers’ health and safety. Utilizing the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to provide a defendable QA framework for local legislative monitoring, TEQ Analytical Labs, based in Colorado, became the first ISO/IEC 17025 accredited recreational marijuana laboratory in North America.


  • Testing to ISO17025 and Texas state regulations
  • 2 day turnaround of 30,000 samples per year



  • Standardization of test methods and procedures
  • Searchable, audit-trailed record of all samples, test results and reports issued

By achieving ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, TEQ Analytical Labs believes that we can address the concerns throughout the cannabis industry regarding insufficient and unreliable scientific analysis by providing our clients with State required tests that are accredited by an international standard.

In the United States, thirty states and Washington, DC allow the use of medical marijuana products. Colorado and Washington State were the first states to also legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Recreational marijuana infused products include consumables such as cookies, candies and drinks and topical applications such as lotions and bath soak. It is the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in these products that is responsible for the high generally associated with marijuana. Accurate measurement and reporting of the active ingredients in a particular product is essential for users who make their own evaluation of the cannabinoids to ensure that they have a reliable and predictable dose. TEQ Analytical is a well-equipped laboratory offering wide-ranging testing programs. It utilizes techniques such as High Performance (Pressure) Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) for potency testing, Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) & salmonella analysis and will be bringing on ICP-MS for heavy metal analysis.

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