Cannabis Testing Services
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 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.
Cannabinoid Potency Analysis
Cannabinoid Potency Analysis provides quantitative potency results for nine different types of cannabinoids in Cannabis and Cannabis products.
This test is suitable for flowers, concentrates/extracts, topicals, ingestibles, tinctures, extracts, or liquids.
Foreign Material Screen
Foreign Material Screen inspects for Cannabis adulterants, such as hair, insects, feces, packaging contaminants, and manufacturing waste and by-products. Foreign Material Screen ensures your Cannabis products are free of contamination.
Cannabis Foreign Material Screen 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.
Heavy Metals Analysis by ICP-MS
Cannabis Homogeneity Test assures products have the same concentrations throughout the batch, to ensure a reliably dosed product.
Cannabis Homogeneity Test passes if the relative standard deviation, with no outliers is less than 15% on average.
Microbial Pathogen Screening
Microbial Pathogen Screening of Cannabis products by qPCR and plate culture method set forth by the FDA Bacterial Analytical Manual.
Cannabis Microbial Pathogen Screening 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.
Moisture Content & Water Activity Analysis
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%.
Mycotoxin Analysis screens for harmful mycotoxins, including:
- Aflatoxin B1
- Aflatoxin B2
- Aflatoxin G1
- Aflatoxin G2
A quantitative LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS Pesticide Analysis Test for illegal and controlled pesticides set by the BCC to determine if Cannabis products exceed tolerance levels.
Powdery Mildew Identification
FESA Labs now offers a Powdery Mildew test to identify infected plants before any visual symptoms are seen.
Residual Solvents Analysis by HS-GC-FID/MS
Shelf-life testing is available to ensure your Cannabis product quality is maintained. Products stored under controlled environmental conditions will be assessed and analyzed at several timepoints depending on the project and the expected product shelf-life.
Analysis of 14 terpenes by HS-GC-FID. Additional volatile compounds are available upon request.
Vape Cartridge Analysis
Vape Cartridge Analysis tests for heavy metals in empty vape cartridges:
Vitamin E Acetate
High levels of Vitamin E Acetate has been possibly linked to vape-associated pulmonary illnesses and some fatalities.
Vitamin E Acetate test is available to ensure your Cannabis products are free of this additive.