Cannabis Testing2018-11-06T05:15:47+00:00

Cannabis Testing Services

Food Environment Safety Analytical Testing Lab

Our cannabis testing services are performed with calibrated and verified instruments to assure accuracy of test results.  Our analysts and directors have record management, document control, validation requirements, and GLP in our  laboratory management system to assure test results are produced from a quality management system.

We are now ISO 17025:2005 accredited for cannabis testing. ISO 17025 is a certification by an International Organization for Standardization for testing laboratories that assures testing laboratories have a quality management system in the policy of their laboratory procedures that will support a consistent, reliable, and traceable laboratory test.

Filth and Foreign Material Inspection

Filth and foreign material inspection includes but is not limited to hair, insects, feces, packaging contaminants, and manufacturing waste and by-products.

Cannabis filth and foreign material test will pass if the presence of mold or foreign material material is at or below an average of 5% or more, by weight and if any mammalian excreta present is at or below an average of 1 mg or more per pound.

Cannabis Water Activity/Moisture Content

Water Activity is a measurement of the quantity of water in a product that is available and therefore capable of supporting bacteria, yeasts, and fungi. Water activity is reported in the unit Aw.

Dried cannabis flowers pass the cannabis water activity test if water activity is at or below 0.65 Aw.

Solid and semi-solid edibles pass the cannabis water activity test if water activity is at or below 0.85 Aw.

Moisture Content is the percentage of water in dry cannabis sample, by weight.

Dried cannabis flowers pass the cannabis moisture content test if the moisture content is between 5.0% to 13.0%.

Cannabinoid Potency

9 Cannabinoids

HPLC-DAD Method

Suitable for flowers, topicals, edibles, tinctures, extracts, or liquids

D9-THC, D8-THC, THCa, CBDa, CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, and CBDv

Pesticides

A qualitative LC-MS/MS analysis test for 53 of 66 required pesticides by the BCC to determine if cannabis exceeds tolerance level.

Aldicarb Diazinon
Carbofuran Dimethomorph
Chlorpyrifos Etoxazole
Coumaphos Fenhexamid
Daminozide Fenpyroximate
DDVP (Dichlorvos) Flonicamid
Dimethoate Hexythiazox
Ethoprop(hos) Imidaclorpid
Fenoxycarb Kresoxim-methyl
Imazalil Metalaxyl
Mevinphos Methomyl
Paclobutrazol Myclobutanil
Propoxur Oxamyl
Spiroxamine Permethrin
Thiacloprid Phosmet
Abamectin
Piperonylbutoxide
Acephate Prallethrin
Acetamiprid Propiconazole
Azoxystrobin Pyrethrin
Bifenazate Spinetoram
Bifenthrin Spinosad
Boscalid Spiromesifen
Carbaryl Spirotetramat
Chlorantraniliprole Tebuconazole
Clofentezine Thiamethoxam
Cyfluthrin Trifloxystrobin
Cypermethrin

We are in the process of validating all 66 required pesticides listed in Category I and Category II.

Mycotoxins

Cannabis mycotoxin test must contain less than 20 µg/kg of the total of aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2

and less than 20 µg/kg of Ochratoxin A.

Microorganisms

Cannabis Microorganism test will pass if:

(1) Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli is not detected in 1 gram of cannabis.

(2) Salmonella spp. is not detected in 1 gram of cannabis.

(3) Aspergillus fumigatus is not detected in 1 gram of cannabis

(4) Aspergillus flavus is not detected in 1 gram of cannabis

(5) Aspergillus niger is not detected in 1 gram of cannabis

(6) Aspergillus terreus is not detected in 1 gram of cannabis.

Homogeneity

Cannabis homogeneity test assures products such as edibles have the same concentrations throughout the batch.

Cannabis passes homogeneity test if the relative standard deviation, with no outliers is less than 15% on average.