Our Testing Services For Contaminants

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Heavy Metal

Detection of potentially harmful elements that may enter plants from the growing environment

Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury and others

Inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry

Pesticide

Quantitative or qualitative detection of pesticides

60 pesticides listed our example COAs

Chromatography with mass spectrometry

Mycotoxin

Detection of toxins produced by fungus, mold and yeast

Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 & G2) and Ochratoxin A

Immuno-affinity fluorometric assay

Microbial

Detection of bacteria

E.coli, Salmonella and Aspergillus species A.fumigatus, A.flavus, A.niger and A.terreus

Automated-MPN, enzyme-linked fluorescence assay

Residual Solvent

Detection of solvents that may enter and be retained in plant material following extraction

Heptanes, Hexanes Butanes, Benzene, Toluene, Xylenes, Propanes, Ethanol

Head space gas chromatography with mass spectrometry

 

Contaminants

 

Minimum Sample Size by Test Medium

 

Seed

Plant

Extract

Refined Products

Formulated Products

 

(future)

 

All

Oil

Powder

Solid

Oil/Tincture

Powder

Pill/Capsule

Edible

Beverage

Topical

Soap

Suppository

Other

 

(ea)

(g)

(g)

(g)

(g)

(g)

(ml)

(g)

(g)

(g)

(ml)

(g)

(g)

(g)

(g)

Heavy Metal

 

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pesticide

 

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mycotoxin

 

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

60.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

Microbial

 

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

60.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

Residual Solvent

 

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0