Frequently Asked Questions

What are the testing services offered?

We offer all testing required for commercial Marijuana products by State of Alaska regulation. Potency (11 cannabinoids), microbial analysis (Salmonella spp., Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Aspergillus flavus, fumigatus, niger), and residual solvent analysis (7 solvents) for concentrates. In addition, we also offer standard terpenes (10 terpenes), extended terpenes (26 terpenes), and special access to the Steep Hill GenKit plant sexing.

What type of cannabis products do you test?

We test cannabis products in all forms: flower, trim, keif, concentrates, oils, tinctures, edibles, early leaf, and topicals. If you put cannabis in it, we can analyze it!

What is a Genkit?

The Genkit allows you to identify females in early vegetative state without forced flowering. Kits including tests for 8 plants are available for purchase at Steep Hill Alaska.

Do we test samples from personal grows?

Yes, we test both personal and commercial flower, concentrates, and extracts. Your test results and personal information will be kept confidential.

How much product is needed for testing?

Commercial Test Packages:

Flower Test Package (potency and microbial): 4g

Solventless Extract Test Package (potency and microbial): 1.25g

Concentrate Test Package (potency and residual solvent analysis): 1.25g

Marijuana Product Test Packages (potency and microbial): 2 retail packs

Single Potency, Standard, or Extended Terpene test:

flower: 1g          concentrates: 0.25g          edibles: 1 serving

Single tests:

residual solvent analysis: 0.5g         microbial testing: 1g

How much do tests cost?

Single potency (11 cannabinoids), and single standard terpenes (10 terpenes) tests are $80. Extended terpenes (26 terpenes), residual solvent analysis and microbial analysis are $100 each. Check out our discounts for test packages, view our Laboratory Service Agreement

How long does it take to receive test results?

It is our goal to provide accurate and timely results while maintaining the highest standards of cannabis testing.  Test results are usually reported within 3-5 business days, sometimes sooner. Contact us for rush orders.

What happened to AK Green Labs?

AK Green Labs changed ownership in 2016. The new owner has built a new lab and partnered with Steep Hill Global, bringing you the latest and most trusted cannabis testing procedures. The name change to Steep Hill Alaska is to reflect our relationship with Steep Hill Global and their network of laboratories.

What is Steep Hill Global?

Steep Hill Global is the country’s leading cannabis science and technology firm. Steep Hill Global opened the first commercial cannabis lab in the United States in 2008, and now has company-owned labs in Berkeley, CA, and Seattle, WA, with licensed labs in Anchorage AK, Honolulu, HI, Columbia, MD, Las Vegas, NV, and Albuquerque, NM. Their scope went global with the licensing of two newly licensed sites in Jamaica and Israel. They seek to empower cultivators, dispensaries, manufacturers, and consumers with a transparent understanding of science.

How are Steep Hill Global and Steep Hill Alaska related?

Steep Hill Alaska is licensed by Steep Hill Global, who shares the largest cannabis testing knowledge base in the country with Steep Hill Alaska. Empowering Steep Hill Alaska to bring the most advanced extraction and testing techniques available to the cannabis community of Alaska.