Cannabis Testing2019-06-27T18:42:22+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

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 quantitative LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS analysis test for illegal and controlled pesticides set by the BCC to determine if cannabis products exceeds tolerance level.

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

Microbial Analysis of cannabis products by qPCR and plate culture method set forth by FDA Bacterial Analytical Manual.

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.

Residual Solvents and Volatile Organic Compounds analysis in cannabis products by GC-FID/MS

Heavy Metals (As, Hg, Pb, Cd) in cannabis products by ICP-MS