Microbial Testing is a vital component when it comes to ensuring any major consumer product is free of bacteria and mold that could potentially cause illness or disease. We test for Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC), Salmonella, and pathogenic Aspergillus species, all required under BCC regulations (pg 122).
We use methods that involve quantitative polymerase chain reactions (qPCR) to determine the presence of harmful microbes within a sample.
WE CURRENTLY OFFER STANDARD TESTS FOR MICROBIAL DETECTION OF:
If a microbe you'd wish to have analyzed doesn’t fall into one of these categories, let us know and we can provide you a solution.
All R&D results are unofficial. For information on certified testing please call the lab at (858) 623-2740.
We currently follow activity levels based on the 2018 California Cannabis Regulations. To view these, visit our 2018 CA Testing Regulations page.
Currently we have five testing focuses: potency, terpenes, residual solvents, microbials, and pesticides, but are willing to look into new categories that arise. Our goal is to raise the cannabis testing standards to a level at which the cannabis community can trust...
Because pesticides are used in the cultivation of cannabis, they need to be tested for in flower, trim, and extracts. When flower or trim is extracted for cannabinoids and terpenes, the pesticides are extracted and concentrated as well. When this happens it leads to...
Terpenes are naturally occurring small organic molecules that are produced from plants. Terpenes are what makes plants smell a certain way, which is then extracted and sold as essential oils. In cannabis over 100 terpenes have been detected which give them their unique smell and taste...