Sample Collection

In preparation for testing, hemp producers should contact a USDA and TDA certified hemp sampler. For regulatory THC potency testing, the USDA has issued strict guidelines on how to obtain these samples. “The cut shall be made just underneath a flowering material, meaning inflorescence (the flower or bud of a plant), located at the top one-third {1/3) of the plant.” To aid in the sample collection you may request a sample collection kit.  Please contact us here to obtain a kit.

Once samples are collected, your sampler will coordinate with us (ABS Labs) to ship them via United States Postal Service (USPS).  We have found that most other carriers will not allow hemp to be mailed within their networks. 

If you prefer, you may drop off your samples directly to our lab during normal business hours. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm. 

Once the sample has arrived, you will receive a requisition statement from us confirming its arrival. If you are paying by credit card, a credit card authorization form will be included, or we will reach out to charge the card on file. We will also accept check or money orders. 

When testing is complete, we will email your results directly to you or you can log into your electronic customer portal to obtain the official certificate of analysis (COA). If you have any questions regarding your results, please reach out to your account manager, or call us at 972-241-1388, option 5, and we will be happy to answer them. Scientific consultation is always included as an extra value to you!