At Pristine Labs all of our test panels meet the testing requirements for cannabis or cannabis products as required by the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA), which includes a laboratory-performed sampling of a cannabis batch to ensure a representative sample is obtained. The exact number of tests performed is determined by the type of sample being tested.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis that affect the user by interacting with specific receptors in the central nervous system. The composition and potency of cannabinoids vary between strains and are impacted through every step from cultivation to processing. Potency testing measures the strength of your finished products.
Pristine Labs utilizes High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with our own optimized methodology to identify and quantify select cannabinoids. We produce these results with the highest level of accuracy to ensure that your report reflects the composition of cannabinoids in your sample.
Analytes: THC, THC-A, CBD, CBD-A
PESTICIDE / CHEMICAL RESIDUE TESTING
The use of different pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides can promote cannabis plant health and increase crop yields by killing fungus, insects, and bacteria that could impede plant growth. However, the chemicals and active ingredients used to produce these products can have varying side effects that can pose serious health problems and have negative health consequences for those who use cannabis.
Pristine Labs utilizes Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS) and Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) to identify and quantify fifty-eight chemical residue analytes. We produce these results with the highest level of accuracy to ensure that your sample adheres to Michigan regulations.
Analytes: Abamectin, Acephate, Acequinocyl, Acetamiprid, Aldicarb, Azoxystrobin, Bifenazate, Bifenthrin, Boscalid, Carbaryl, Carbofuran, Chlorantraniliprole, Chlorfenapyr, Chlorpyrifos, Clofentezine, Cyfluthrin, Cypermethrin, Daminozide, DDVP (Dichlorvos), Diazinon, Dimethoate, Ethoprophos, Etofenprox, Etoxazole, Fenoxycarb, Fenpyroximate, Fipronil, Flonicamid, Fludioxonil, Hexythiazox, Imazalil, Imidacloprid, Kresoxim-methyl, Malathion, Metalaxyl, Methiocarb, Methomyl, Methyl parathion, MGK-264, Myclobutanil, Naled, Oxamyl, Paclobutrazol, Permethrins, Prallethrin, Phosmet, Propiconazole, Propoxur, Pyridaben, Pyrethrins, Spinosad, Spiromesifen, Spirotetramat, Spiroxamine, Tebuconazole, Thiacloprid, Thiamethoxam, Trifloxystrobin
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites that are produced by naturally occurring molds and fungi. Mycotoxins can be extremely toxic to humans, particularly in circumstances involving long-term exposure. Mycotoxin screening ensures toxins presence is below a threshold considered safe for consumption.
Pristine Labs utilizes Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectroscopy (LC/MS) to identify and quantify select mycotoxins. We produce these results with the highest level of accuracy to ensure that your sample adheres to Michigan regulations.
Analytes: Aflatoxin B1, Aflatoxin B2, Aflatoxin G1, Aflatoxin G2, Ochratoxin A
WATER ACTIVITY TESTING
Water activity testing results contribute greatly to determining the shelf stability of your products. Low water activity levels help prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms in and ensures that your products are dry enough to curb microbial contamination and increase shelf life.
pH testing results contribute greatly to determining the shelf stability of your products. Low pH levels help prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms and ensures that your products are acidic enough to curb microbial contamination and increase shelf life. For growers, pH can alter the absorption of fertilizers and disrupt the distillation process.
Cannabis collects and absorbs heavy metals from the soil, water, and air. These toxic elements can be passed from the plant to the consumer and pose serious health risks. Heavy metals screening ensures that the user will be confident about the safety of the product.
Analytes: Lead, Inorganic Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, Total Chromium, Nickel, Copper
Residual solvents are chemicals that may be left over from the process of extracting cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis. This extraction process is used to produce wax, oils, and liquid concentrate products. Inadequate post-processing may leave significant amounts of residual solvents in cannabis products, which may cause minor to severe human health effects. These solvents are identified using Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS).
Analytes: 1,2-Dichloroethane, Acetone, Acetonitrile, Benzene, Butanes (all isomers), Chloroform, Ethanol, Ethyl acetate, Ethyl ether, Ethylene oxide, Heptane, Hexanes all isomers, Isopropyl alcohol, Methanol, Methylene chloride, Pentanes (all isomers), Propane, Trichloroethylene, Toluene, Total xylenes (ortho-, meta-, para-)
If cannabis is not processed or stored properly, it may contain microbial contaminants that are harmful for human consumption.
Analytes: Total Yeast & Mold Count, Total Coliform, Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), Pathogenic Salmonella spp., Aspergillus flavus, fumigatus, niger & terreus
Terpenes are produced in trichomes (where THC is produced) and give cannabis its distinctive flavor and aroma. Terpenes also act as essential, medicinal hydrocarbon building blocks, which may enhance the overall beneficial effects of cannabis.
Analytes: Camphene, 3-Carene, Caryophylene Oxide, Trans-b-Caryophylene, Eucalyptol, Geraniol, Guaiol, Isopulegol, Limonene, Linalool, b-Myrcene, Cis-Nerolidol, Trans-Nerolidol, Cis-b-Ocimene, a-Pinene, b-Pinene, a-Terpinene, y-Terpinene, Terpinolene