A2LA Accredits Keystone State Testing LLC DBA Dakota State Testing to ISO/IEC 17025

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They are the first laboratory to obtain accreditation for cannabis testing in North Dakota.

FREDERICK, Md., April 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of Keystone State

Testing LLC DBA Dakota State Testing to ISO/IEC 17025 for cannabis testing. They are not only the first laboratory to obtain accreditation for cannabis testing in North Dakota, but the only lab authorized to test cannabis in the state.

"Keystone State Testing is once again proud to of this monumental achievement and critical milestone in the company's history to have met the highest levels of standards set forth by both A2LA and the North Dakota Department of Health", said Chief Science Officer Dr. Kelly Greenland. "Keystone chose A2LA as its Accreditation Body due to their reputation in the industry, their diverse clientele, and the quality of their assessors. A2LA's assessors have spent decades in their respective fields, which helps to ensure that Keystone is providing the best services possible to their clients, regulators and patients."

"Keystone State Testing and the state of North Dakota found A2LA to best meet their needs of a technically robust assessment for the accreditation of their cannabis testing laboratory. We are very happy to continue to support Keystone as they expand their services into additional states and markets." said Trace McInturff, A2LA Vice President, Accreditation Services.

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.

About A2LA

A2LA is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body, offering internationally-recognized accreditation services and training to testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers, and product certifiers.

 

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