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Conditions for testing

Parameters Minimum amount needed for analysis Package Time for analysis and issuing CoA
Cannabinoids in extract, oil 1 gram Plastic, glass bottle 2-3 working days
Cannabinoids in flower (hemp) 10 grams Plastic, glass bottle 2-3 working days
Cannabinoids in food, food supplement, cosmetics 10 grams Plastic, glass bottle 2-3 working days
Metals 5 grams Plastic, glass bottle 5-10 working days
Pesticides 1 gram Plastic, glass bottle 2-3 working days
Microbiology 10-20 grams Plastic, glass bottle 7-10 working days
Mycotoxins + ochratoxin A 10-20 grams Plastic, glass bottle 7-10 working days
PAHs (benzo(a)pyrene) 5 grams Plastic, glass bottle 2-5 working days
VOC residues 10 grams Glass bottle 2-5 working days
Terpenes 10 grams Plastic, glass bottle 4-7 working days
Nutrient values (energy, fat, sugar…) 200 grams Plastic, glass bottle 8-12 working days

Microbiology, mycotoxins and ochratoxin A need to have original non-opened bottle (sample)!

Sampling procedures for hemp flowers

Firstly, you have to decided, if you want to collect for your harvest only blossom or blossom with leaves and stem to have screening values.
Then, cut several pieces from your field and we will promptly analyse cannabinoids for your harvest decision.
“After delivery, we homogenize your sample according to your requirements (whole plant, flower, stem, etc.)”

Terpenes

Terpenes are part of essential oils of cannabis and they have specific flavor and fragrance due to their volatility. Analysis of terpenes are provide through static headspace by GC-FID. The sample of optimal 10 grams is needed due to low concentrations of terpenes.

Here you have list of terpenes for analysis:

Alpha-Pinene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Sabinene, p-Cymene, Limonene, Linalool, Borneol, Terpinolene, Alpha-Humulene, Geraniol, Alpha-Terpinene

Examples of terpenic effects
Alpha-Pinene – may be used in medicine as anti-inflammatory, cancer inhibitor.
Myrcene- may be used in medicine as antibiotic and for energy
Limonene- may be used in medicine as anti-depressant or immune booster
Beta-Caryophellene- may be used in medicine as anti-depressant or as anti-oxidant
Geraniol- may be used in medicine as anti biotic or anti microbial sunbstances
Linalool- may be used in medicine as sedative
Alpha-Humulene- may be used in medicine as anti-inflammatory
Borneol- may be used in medicine for analgesic effects
p-Cymene- may be used in medicine as anti microbial sunbstances
Terpinolene- may be used in medicene as anti microbial and anti insomnia substances

Volatile organic compounds

“Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are residual solvents that may be contained in plant extracts.
Analysis of VOCs are provide static headspace by GC-FID. VOCs divides into 3 categories by harmfulness. 1 category are VOCs most harmful to health.”

Here you have list of VOCs for analysis:

  • 1 category- Benzen (*2 ug/g)
  • 2 category- Acetonitril (*410 ug/g), hexan (*290 ug/g), methanol (*3000 ug/g), toluen *(890 ug/g), xylen (*2170 ug/g)
  • 3 category- Aceton, ethanol, heptan, isopropanol, pentan (generally for the 3 category *5000 ug/g)

* FDA limits

Basic parameters for testing cannabis and products from them:

  • Cannabinoids
  • PAHs (benzo(a)pyrene)
  • VOC residues

Standard parameters for testing cannabis and products from them

  • Cannabinoids
  • PAHs (benzo(a)pyrene)
  • VOC residues
  • Pesticides
  • Heavy metals

Full range of parameters for testing cannabis and product from them

  • Cannabinoids
  • PAHs (benzo(a)pyrene)
  • VOC residues
  • Pesticides
  • Heavy metals
  • Microbiology
  • Terpenes
  • Nutrient values (energy, fat, sugar…)
  • Mycotoxins + ochratoxin A