Flower, Concentrates, Edibles, Topicals
The High Performance Liquid Chromatograph – Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-MS) chemistry technique used to analyze flowers, Concentrates, edibles, and topicals is one of the most robust and in-depth tests in the industry. This state of the art analytical chemistry technique allows scientists to look at exactly what concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenoids are contained within a cannabis sample. In fact, the thorough testing provides us with a breakdown of up to 17 cannabinoids and 10 terpenoids for each individual sample that is analyzed. In sharing this information with you, we can easily determine what specific strains of cannabis may be most beneficial for a specific ailment.
These are then utilized in several Mass Spectrometers in order to measure the mass-to-charge ratio of particles contained within a sample. These high powered machines utilize electron beams to ionize the chemical and molecular compounds contained within a sample in order to further separate them, and to create charged molecule fragments that can be identified for their composition. These machines also analyze samples created in a Headspace Autosampler – a machine that captures vapors and gases for testing. This technology can also be used to ionize and identify various gases and vapors for their chemical constituents, and is used in a Residual Solvent Analysis for cannabis-based Concentrates.
Additionally, a mycotoxin and a pesticide analysis go hand in hand with the HPLC-MS testing, and they help to ensure that the medicine is completely free of potentially harmful chemicals. Pesticides screened for include abamectin, bifenazate, bifenthrin, carbaryl, cypermethrin, diazinon, myclobutanil, paclobutrazol, permethrin, and resmethrin.