October 15, 2020, Frederick, MD – A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of ECC Test Lab to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. East Coast Cannalytics (dba ECC Test Lab), based in Blacksburg, VA, is the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited to the standard in the state by A2LA.
“ECC is thrilled to be ISO/IEC 17025 accredited! In the cannabis industry ISO/IEC 17025 is a beacon for labs that have rigorously validated methods and hold the highest standards for quality,” said Becky Hobden, CEO at ECC Test Lab. “As a leading cannabis lab in the southeast, we are honored to work with A2LA and demonstrate that we meet the quality standards set forth in ISO/IEC 17025. Thank you!”
“We congratulate East Coast Cannalytics on being the first laboratory to be accredited for cannabis testing in the state of Virginia,” said Anna Williams, Accreditation Supervisor at A2LA. “A2LA is excited to have assisted ECC Test Lab in achieving this milestone. We are glad to see the continued growth of our cannabis program in another state, which further promotes the value that accreditation adds in ensuring quality in this emerging industry. We look forward to our continued relationship with ECC Test Lab in serving 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.