How to Get Started / FAQ

We’re open Monday through Friday with drop-off hours on Saturday, and serve Southern California from our Vista, CA laboratory.

You can drop off your sample at our lab in Vista or contact us to schedule a pickup. We cover San Diego, Los Angeles, the Coachella Valley, Inland Empire and everywhere in between. On-call pickups are available with a minimum testing purchase; scheduled pickups have no minimum.  Pickups are always free.

We always appreciate cash and also accept payment by cards.  Looking for pricing information?

Pickup Schedule*

  • Monday
    • Orange County
    • Long Beach
    • Santa Ana
    • Anaheim
    • Los Angeles
  • Tuesday
    • On call
  • Wednesday
    • San Diego area
  • Thursday
    • Orange County
    • Riverside
    • San Bernardino
    • Coachella Valley
  • Friday
    • San Diego area

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a potency test cost?  $99 or less.  There is no additional charge for photos, edibles, pickup, etc. You can see more pricing information here or contact us here with questions.

How big does the sample size need to be? Small.  About 0.5 grams for concentrates, 1 gram for flower, or 2 grams for edibles/tinctures/topicals, per test.  Pesticides testing requires about twice as much sample.

How do I get you the sample? Can I ship it? You can either drop off the sample at our lab in Vista, or arrange a free pickup with us if you’re in Southern California. We do not accept samples by mail or common carrier.

Do I need to set up an account?  Currently no, but you must be a medical patient and join our collective.  We ask for your name/collective name, email address and phone number.

How do I get the results? Your results are sent to you by email and available in your account on coastalanalytical.com.

How long does it take to get results?  Usually results for all services turn around in 1 – 2 business days; often faster for many products.  Microbial cultures take approximately 3 business days.