Our testing programs.
Our HPLC analysis is the fastest, and most accurate quantification of the 11 most popular cannabinoids in plant, concentrates, and infused products. A Cannabinoid Profile will inform a consumer of these active compounds in their products.
Our PCR and qPCR analysis methods provide accurate detection of E. coli and Salmonella, and yeast, mold and mycotoxins. Microbial testing is one of the most important tests needed for the safe cultivation of medical cannabis as germination of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, can lead to other serious illnesses and health complications.
Our pesticide testing program includes analysis by UPLC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS. These state-of-the-art instruments afford detection levels down to the parts per billion (ppb) level insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and growth regulators in cannabis and cannabis products.
Residual Solvent Analysis
Residual solvent analysis identifies the presence of harmful solvents and chemicals which may be present in concentrated forms of cannabis. Chemicals such as butane, CO2, ethanol, and propane are byproducts of the extraction process. Analysis by headspace GC-FID/MS provides the most accurate and reliable results.
Heavy Metals Testing
Like all plants, cannabis absorbs the nutrients and minerals from the soil and water in its environment, and it can also absorb other contaminants as well. Our ICP/MS can detect trace levels of heavy metal contamination, such as mercury, zinc, lead, cadmium, thallium, copper, cobalt, and arsenic.
Terpene profile testing can be used to provide consumers with information which differentiates your products from other brands. Terpenes determine the flavor and smell of a cannabis product; therefore, a thorough terpenoid profile can be an important characteristic driving consumer choices.