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A2LA Accredits Keystone State Testing LLC DBA Dakota State Testing to ISO/IEC 17025
April 11, 2019, Frederick, MD – 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 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.
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.
About Keystone State Testing
Keystone is the first certified woman owned and operated WBE (Women Based Enterprise) Medical Marijuana testing laboratory in the country. Keystone holds A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation in Pennsylvania and North Dakota to ensure the safety of Medical Marijuana patients in those states. Keystone additionally completed ASA (Americans for Safe Access) PFC (Patient Focused Certification) and will continue to strive for additional certifications to demonstrate their commitment to accuracy, reliability and safety.