Our Services

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Testing




Cannabis Active Ingredient Profile

We utilize High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) as our analytical tool of choice. Our method has gone through the United State Pharmacopeia (USP) <1225> validation of compendial procedures to assess suitability.

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA)
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Cannabinadiolic acid (CBDA)
  • Cannabidivarine (CBDV)
  • Cannabinol (CBN)
  • Cannabigerol (CBG)
  • Cannabichromene (CBC)

Terpene Analysis

We utilize Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) as our analytical tool of choice.

Our method has gone through the United State Pharmacopeia (USP) <1225> validation of compendial procedures to assess suitability.

  • α-Pinene
  • β-Pinene
  • β-Myrcene
  • Limonene
  • Ocimene
  • Linalool
  • β-Caryophyllene
  • Humulene

Microbiological Contamination Screening

Our laboratory is currently the only facility that is equipped and capable of testing under pharmaceutical standards.

We screen for a wide variety of microorganisms using the USP <1111> testing guidelines.

  • Total Aerobic Microbial Count (< 2K CFU/g)
  • Total Yeast and Mold Count (< 200 CFU/g)
  • Bile-tolerant Gram-negative Bacteria (absence)
  • Staph. aureus (absence)
  • Pseud. aeruginosa (absence)

Pesticide Analysis

We screen for a wide variety of pesticide active ingredients using HPLC-MS/MS.

  • Avermectin (abamectin) (< 10 ppb)
  • Acequinocyl (< 20 ppb)
  • Bifenazate (< 100 ppb)
  • Bifenthrin (synthetic pyrethroid) (< 50 ppb)
  • Cyfluthrin (synthetic pyrethroid) (< 20 ppb)
  • Etoxazole (< 10 ppb)
  • Imazalil (< 100 ppb)
  • Imidacloprid (< 50 ppb)
  • Myclobutanil (< 20 ppb)
  • Paclobutrazol (< 400 ppb)
  • Pyrethrins (synthetic) (< 50 ppb)
  • Spinosad (< 10 ppb)
  • Spiromesifen (< 20 ppb)
  • Spirotetramat (< 200 ppb)

Heavy Metals Contamination

We conduct the testing under based on pharmaceutical models and techniques.

  • Arsenic – As (< 4.206 ug/g)
  • Cadmium – Cd (< 2.704 ug/g)
  • Mercury – Hg (< 8.712 ug/g)
  • Lead – Pb (< 8.712 ug/g)

Mycotoxins

We use ELISA and affinity column techniques to detect Aflatoxins and Ochratoxin.

  • Aflatoxin B1 (< 20 ug/Kg)
  • Aflatoxin B2 (< 20 ug/Kg)
  • Aflatoxin G1 (< 20 ug/Kg)
  • Aflatoxin G2 (< 20 ug/Kg)
  • Ochratoxin A (< 20 ug/Kg)

Central Lab 420 offers a full range of laboratory services for the cannabis industry with Potency testing for THC, CBD, CBG, CBN and CBC plus comprehensive Safety Screening for pesticides and mold and fungus.