Lab closures 2019

We offer seven-business-day turnaround for all tests, and a three-business-day rush turnaround option for most tests, except microbiology testing. Our lab is only closed on the following statutory holidays.

Good Friday
Friday, April 19
Easter Monday
Monday, April 22
Victoria Day
Monday, May 20
Canada Day
Monday July 1
B.C. Day
Monday August 5
Labour Day
Monday September 2
Thanksgiving Day
Monday October 14
Remembrance Day
Monday November 11
Christmas Day
Wednesday December 25
Boxing Day
Thursday, December 26
  • Turnaround time calculator

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    Due to the holiday, turnaround times might seem longer than expected. Please get in touch for more information.

    Turnaround time calculator dates provided are estimates only

  • Turnaround times explained

    Standard turnaround is 7 business days

    Rush turnaround is 3 business days, except for microbiology, which can’t be rushed

    Even if microbiology is required, a rush option is still available for all other tests

    Microbiology tests start on the first Monday, Wednesday or Friday after receiving your samples

    Samples have to arrive before 3pm PST on a business day

    Turnaround time calculator dates provided are estimates only

    Once we received your samples, we’ll confirm by email when you can expect your results

  • How to submit a sample

    New clients
    Please contact us. We need to register you as a client before you can submit any samples.

    Registered clients

    1 – Download the relevant Chain of Custody (COC) Form

    COC – Flower and oil

    COC – Edibles and topicals

    COC – Concentrates

    2 – Email your completed form to samples@anandia.ca for review.

    3 – Once your COC has been approved, send it together with your samples to:


    Anandia, Testing Division
    125-887 Great Northern Way
    Vancouver, BC, V5T 4T5

    4 – You will receive an email confirmation that your package has been received, which will include the date your results can be expected.

  • Required sample amounts

    Package testing: 60 g (flower) or 60 mL (oil)

    Potency: 10g (flower) or 5mL (oil)

    Cannabinoid profiling: 10g (flower) or 5mL (oil)

    Heavy metal or total metal: 3g (flower) or 1mL (oil)

    Aflatoxin analysis: 3g (flower) or 1mL (oil)

    Ochratoxin analysis: 3g (flower) or 1mL (oil)

    Loss on drying: 3g (flower)

    Terpene profiling: 10g (flower) or 1mL (oil)

    Residual solvents: 1mL (oil)

    Pesticide analysis (96 Analytes): 3g (flower) or 2mL (oil)

    Microbiology (all required tests): 40g (flower) or 40mL (oil)

    TAMC: 10g (flower) or 10mL (oil)

    TYMC: 10g (flower) or 10mL (oil)

    BTGN: 1g (flower) or 1mL (oil)

    E. coli: 1g (flower) or 1mL (oil)

    Salmonella: 25g (flower) or 25mL (oil)

    S. aureus: 1g (flower) or 1mL (oil)

    P. aeruginosa: 1g (flower) or 1mL (oil)

Analytical chemistry technician 

Quality assurance testing is a cornerstone of Canada’s regulated cannabis industry, and this role is critical for the provision of those services to Anandia’s clients. The Analytical Chemistry Technician will be involved in the performance of routine tests involving LC and GC analytical methods to characterize raw and processed cannabis-based materials as well as the development, optimization and validation of existing and new methods.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform analysis of cannabis samples;
  • Process and analyze data;
  • Maintain the quality and availability of routine reagents and standards;
  • Present and discuss data and results in team meetings;
  • Assist with, the development and implementation of analytical and bio-analytical methods using LC-MS/MS and GC-MS for the analysis of cannabis metabolites and contaminants;
  • Document test procedures and summarize results in reports to Anandia scientists and clients;
  • As required, coordinate required maintenance, calibration, and qualification of instruments; and
  • Other related duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of BSc in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or other relevant scientific discipline and a minimum of 3 years of experience;
  • Expertise utilizing HPLC-UV, LC-MS and LC-MS/MS, and GC-MS techniques is an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience with Waters’ MassLynx, Agilent’s MassHunter and Shimadzu’s Lab solution chromatography software is an asset;
  • Experience with LIMS for sample tracking is an asset;
  • Hands-on experience in analytical method development and validation for small molecules is an asset, particularly in the context of phytochemistry, natural products chemistry, or environmental toxicology;
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple projects concurrently is required;
  • You must be a self-motivated, creative individual able to work in a team environment;
  • Knowledge of regulations and/or experience working in a regulated environment such as ISO/IEC 17025 and GLP is an asset;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel

About Anandia

Anandia was established to provide the science, technical innovations and services that underpin the global cannabis industry. Voted the Top Testing Lab at the 2017 Canadian Cannabis Awards, Anandia provides the full suite of testing services required by Health Canada for licensed production of cannabis, and also develops and offers a number of other tools that may be used by our clients for breeding and product development. Anandia is focused exclusively on cannabis, with the aim of bringing the best of modern science to the cannabis industry for the benefit of cultivators and consumers. A stronger scientific foundation will enable us to maximize the full potential of the cannabis plant, developing new value-add products, while ensuring safety, quality and improved cultivation efficiencies.

Anandia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aurora Cannabis Inc. Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Emerald Badges

The Emerald Test™ is an Inter-Laboratory Comparison and Proficiency Test (ILC/PT) program for cannabis testing labs. Proficiency test samples are manufactured by an ISO 17043 accredited PT provider. Results are submitted through an electronic data portal and data analysis is provided by the sample manufacturer with software designed to meet the requirements of ISO 13528:2015.

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