Services

What We Do

Research and Compliance Services

Learn more about the services offered at our cannabis testing lab, located in Lompoc, California.

marijuana potency

POTENCY

We apply High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to quantify all California mandated levels of THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA, CBG, and CBN. The reliable and robust profiling of cannabinoids found in your products are critical for establishing quality to consumers.

pesticide spraying marijuana plants

PESTICIDES

We use the state-of-the-art Agilent LC-MS/MS system to identify and quantify all of Category I and Category II residual pesticides mandated by the state of California. This instrument was configured by the manufacturer to achieve the highest sensitivity detection levels while minimizing problems with pesticide analysis.

heavy metal lab testing

HEAVY METALS

The multi-elemental technique Merso Labs applies to our heavy metals analysis gives us the ability to shorten our analysis time while maintaining a minimum number of interferences. We utilize an Environmental Protection Agency validated ICP-MS methodology, providing our clients accurate results in a timely fashion.

residual solvent testing

RESIDUAL SOLVENTS

Our Head-Space GC/MS method provides the speed and reliability you need to ensure the precise reporting of trace levels solvents in your concentrates. The lack of sample preparation step eliminates the possibility of a chemical contamination.

microbial testing

MICROBIAL

Products contaminated with bacteria and mold can present a serious health hazard to cannabis consumers. We ensure product safety by screening for E. coli, Salmonella and four strains of Aspergillus (fumigatus, flavus, niger, terreus).

terpene testing

TERPENES

Differentiate your product from competitors’ with the most accurate GC-FID based quantitative terpene method in California. Gas Chromatography separates and detects 22 terpenes found in cannabis plants.

water activity testing

WATER ACTIVITY

Excessive water in your products can affect the outcome of the texture, appearance, taste, and shelf life. We compute the water activity in so that it stays below conditions ideal for enzyme activity, mold growth, yeast, and bacteria.

MOISTURE CONTENT

We can document the moisture of your product at any time point in your supply chain to ensure the percentage remains below the regulatory threshold.

FILTH AND FOREIGN MATERIAL

We apply computer-assisted microscopic imaging in order to determine if biological specimens are detectable suggesting the presence of pests or other macro-contaminants.

Illustration of Black Mold at the microscopic level

Mycotoxins

As a byproduct of fungi, Mycotoxins are toxic compounds that can pose significant harm to humans if ingested or inhaled. Merso Labs tests for four types of Afloxins (B1, B2, G1, G2) along with Ochratoxin to ensure your product is safe for consumption.

Digital Agriculture Services

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

Our environmental field analytics platform allows farmers to evaluate their cultivar performance throughout the year, and across different micro-climates on their fields. On-farm sensors provide accurate and precise humidity, temperature, and solar radiation data.

CROP MONITORING

Wavelength spectrometry is applied to monitor plant health and detect the slightest variations on your canopy. This gives our clients the ability to identify plant stress up to two weeks before problems are visible to the naked eye.

SOIL ANALYTICS

Testing your inputs is important, including soil, to ensure you don’t experience any surprises down the road. We can help by screening your soil for pesticides, microbials, heavy metals and more.

TESTIMONIALS

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