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Beth Bailey

Director, Strategic Development & Communications



ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – May 10, 2023 — TriCore, founded and operating in New Mexico since 1998, proudly announces the opening of its new subsidiary business, Precision Botanical Laboratories (PB Laboratories), a cannabis testing company.  The new lab facility, located in Albuquerque separate from TriCore’s medical laboratories, is equipped with state-of-the-art testing equipment and staffed by a dedicated team of experienced scientists. 


Says, Eric Carbonneau, PB Laboratories President and TriCore COO, “New Mexico has relied on TriCore to deliver gold standard medical lab testing for 25 years.  Our state can depend on Precision Botanical Laboratories to bring the same level of excellence and scientific rigor when delivering the precise and reliable laboratory testing needed to ensure safe and high-quality cannabis products in our community.”


PB Laboratories offers all the state-required microbial screening, residual pesticide and solvent analysis, and potency testing; its profile of 14 cannabinoids is the largest in the state.  Additionally, the lab performs a panel for 39 different terpenes commonly present in cannabis plants, the most comprehensive and detailed such panel available in New Mexico. Finally, PB Laboratories is currently the only lab in the state to offer testing for Hops Latent Viroid (HLVd), an infection impacting over 30% of cannabis plants in the United States.


Carbonneau comments, “We are proud of the depth and breadth of our opening test menu and look forward to working closely with industry leaders to evolve our services as the needs of the state evolve.”




About TriCore

TriCore is an independent, clinical reference laboratory founded and headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. TriCore provides over 2900 full-service, state-of-the-art laboratory tests to healthcare professionals and their patients. TriCore also provides analytics and research services, supporting healthcare and scientific organizations worldwide.


About Precision Botanical Laboratories  

A subsidiary company of TriCore, Precision Botanical Laboratories provides a comprehensive menu of regulation-compliant laboratory testing and expertise to ensure the safety and quality of medical and adult-use cannabis.

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