Analytical Services

CANNABINOIDS

Properly characterized Cannabis Potency is critical for product purity and safety. We screen for the eleven primary cannabinoids found in Cannabis including THC, THCa, CBD, CBDa using industry leading HPLC-UV and LC-MS/MS instrumentation.

TERPENOIDS

Hydrocarbon content give every Cannabis strain its unique fingerprint. These terpenes also give each strain their own distinct flavor and therapeutic qualities. These strain important profiles are quantified using headspace GC-FID and GC-MS.

HEAVY METALS

Soil and water sources used by growers can be contaminated with heavy metals, which leech into plant tissue and are passed on to consumers. An accumulation over time of toxic elements can lead to serious health problems.

RESIDUAL SOLVENTS

We detect the presence of harmful solvents, impurities and chemicals which can be present in concentrated forms of Cannabis. Extractions potentially produce residues of butane, CO2, propane, ethanol, and other chemicals.

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Cannabinoids Properly characterized Cannabis Potency is critical for product purity and safety. We screen for the eleven primary cannabinoids found in Cannabis including THC, THCa, CBD, CBDa using industry leading HPLC-UV and LC-MS/MS instrumentation. 

HPLC-VWD – Agilent 1220 and 1290 Infinity II and LC-MS/MS – Agilent Ultivo with 1290 Infinity II UPLC

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Terpenoids Hydrocarbon content give every Cannabis strain its unique fingerprint. These terpenes also give each strain their own distinct flavor and therapeutic qualities. These strain important profiles are quantified using headspace GC-FID and GC-MS.

HS-GC-FID/MS – Agilent Intuvo with 7697A and Headspace Autosampler and 5977B MSD
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Heavy-Metals Soil and water sources used by growers can be contaminated with heavy metals, which leech into plant tissue and are passed on to consumers. An accumulation over time of toxic elements can lead to serious health problems.

ICP/MS – Agilent 7800 ICP/MS with SPS 4 Autosampler
Heavy-Metals

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Residual-Solvents We detect the presence of harmful solvents, impurities and chemicals which can be present in concentrated forms of Cannabis. Extractions potentially produce residues of butane, CO2, propane, ethanol, and other chemicals.

HS-GC-FID/MS – Agilent Intuvo with 7697A and Headspace Autosampler and 5977B MSD
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WATER CONTENT

Moisture content measures the water concentration in a sample. Water activity measures the availability of water to microorganisms. These measurements are critical to protect cannabis products against spoilage during storage.

MICROBIOLOGY

Americanna offers the most sophisticated microbial testing available in the industry, quantitative Polymerase Chain-Reaction (qPCR) technology. Cannabis products must be properly tested for harmful pathogens, such as bacteria and fungi.

PESTICIDES/MYCOTOXINS

A complete analysis requires both LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS instrumentation to detect the trace amounts of pesticides required by State and Federal agencies. Americanna is one of the few labs with successful analysis.

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Water-Content Moisture content measures the water concentration in a sample. Water activity measures the availability of water to microorganisms. These measurements are critical to protect cannabis products against spoilage during storage. Moisture Content – Metler Toledo Halogen Analyzer.

Water Activity – Metler Toledo Karl Fisher AquaLab 4TE

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Microbiology Americanna offers the most sophisticated microbial testing available in the industry, quantitative Polymerase Chain-Reaction (qPCR) technology. Cannabis products must be properly tested for harmful pathogens, such as bacteria and fungi.

qPCR – Agilent Aria MX

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Pesticides A complete analysis requires both LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS instrumentation to detect the trace amounts of pesticides required by State and Federal agencies. Americanna is one of the few labs with successful analysis.

LC-MS/MS – Agilent Ultivo with 1290 Infinity II UPLC and
GC-MS/MS – Agilent Intuvo with 7010B Triple Quad

Accurate and Safe Testing with Short Turn-arounds

Regulatory changes and increasingly positive support for the use of cannabis and cannabis-based products has resulted in development of numerous medical cannabis products. At Americanna, we see these products as any pharmaceutical or product intended for medicinal use; where consumer safety is our number one priority. The product’s safety and efficacy must be demonstrated, which requires an increasing need for highly professional analytical services. Our vast experience in analytical services for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries means we are in a unique position to help our clients with all stages of testing and evaluation.

Why Choose Americanna?

We use market-leading equipment for the analytical testing of our clients’ cannabis products. Speed and scientific precision sets us apart from competitors. We provide our clients with results they can rely upon in the shortest turnaround time possible, ensuring only the safest products reach the hands of the consumers.

Consumer Safety

Consumer safety is our #1 focus and priority

Industry Leader

Hemp and CBD testing

Experience Counts

Over 30 years of experience in the industry

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