Microbial Testing are a crucial requirement across many industries worldwide where products, processes and human health are at risk of being negatively affected by the presence and breeding of micro-organisms such as specific pathogens, bacteria, yeast and moulds. The cannabis industry requires to test for Aspergillus, E. coli, Salmonella, yeast and molds and airborne pathogens.
Mycotoxins are fungal natural products that are toxic to humans. The main two Mycotoxins that are required for testing in the cannabis industry are Ochratoxin A and Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2). Special microbial testing packages are available. We use qPCR/DNA technology to run our microbial testing. We also run 3M Petrifilm technology and greenhouse airborne pathogens testing.
A heavy metals panel is a group of tests that measures the quantity of specific potentially toxic metals in the cannabis samples as required by California state regulations. We offer several different groupings of heavy metals panels as well as tests for individual metals, using Atomic Spectroscopy technolog.
The foreign matter inspection, or 'FMI', is a thorough microscopic examination that can be performed before or after harvest. After harvest it is used to detect large foreign particles, hair, insects, mold colonies, or other foreign matter. Foreign matter inspection can distinguish between flower trichomes an actual molds.