ACT Laboratories is in compliance with accreditation to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for the purposes of cannabis lab testing. This accreditation by outside agencies ensures that our methods are fully reliable and we have a robust Quality System in place. We are routinely audited by state agencies and will continue to raise the bar of Quality and Compliance.
ACT Laboratories is accredited to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for the purposes of cannabis testing, ensuring methods are fully validated and independently reviewed.
What does Quality mean?
All data we generate and report is accurate and reliable which ensures patients and customers receive products that meet state specifications.
Our vision for Quality:
We are implementing a Quality system which mirrors that used in the pharmaceutical industry. This ensures that Quality standards and policies meet or exceed those required in the Cannabis industry.
An explanation of Quality:
ACT Laboratories meets requirements set forth by ISO:17025:2017 and has received accreditation from PJLA or ELAP, with random or scheduled state inspections. We have an internal quality assurance team that further implements ACT Laboratories’components of quality specific to our operations and sites. We undergo routine internal and customer audits and apply those learnings across the ACT network allowing us to operate in a state of continuous improvement.
What does this all mean?
ISO - International Organization for Standards:
This is the foundation for quality in a laboratory that must be met in order to operate and be recognized as a credible laboratory. Per ISO’s website, ISO:17025:2017 “enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid results, thereby promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world.” ISO 17025:2017 is the standard Cannabis Laboratories work to emulate.
ACT Laboratories is accredited and certified through ELAP - Environmental Lab Approval Program (state-specific to NY) and PJLA - Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation (nationally recognized). PJLA and ELAP conduct audits and issue a certification once they approve and confirm cannabis testing laboratories are following ISO 17025 policies. ACT Laboratories is audited by the state through scheduled and random visits to confirm that we are adhering to all state and ISO guidelines. The final level of quality is through our own internal Quality Assurance Group that ensures we are operating according to our certifications and the key components of quality assurance that ACT Laboratories has implemented, which are sited in the pyramid. Our Quality and Assurance Group conducts independent quarterly internal audits of all sites to confirm all procedures have been implemented.