Cannabis Testing

Cannabis Testing

Maryland Medicinal Cannabis Testing

Atlantic Test Labs offers fast turn-around, extremely accurate results and the most competitive pricing available. You are working hard to grow and sell a high quality, consistent product, ATL will verify that your product meets state-mandated requirements for potency, purity and safety. Built on decades of work for the pharmaceutical industry, our lab exceeds state requirements.

We pride ourselves in being a true lab partner for cannabis grower and processor clients in Maryland.

We’ll pick up samples promptly, guarantee when results will be ready and customize reporting to meet your needs. When there are unexpected results, we work with clients to identify root causes and determine the right corrective actions. Regular clients receive this consulting support from our lab experts at no additional charge.

Cannabinoid and Terpenes are considered to be the physiological active constituents in cannabis, therefore, profiling these two components is typically essential. Select additional tests as needed or discuss with our representative to understand which tests are right for your products. 

Have a question or ready to place a test order?


Call us at 410-980-9833 or fill form below to schedule a samples pick up from ATL.

Request Sample Pickup

As soon as we receive your order, we will arrange to pick up your samples and lock in our guaranteed completion time. You will receive a Test Schedule Confirmation soon after your request is received. All orders will be billed to your Atlantic Test Labs account. If you do not already have an account with us, a representative will be in touch to get your account started.

PICK UP SERVICE IS AVAILABLE  FOR MARYLAND CANNABIS CLIENTS ONLY.

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Available Tests

Potency Analysis

We currently quantitate for 10 cannabinoids. Our current method for potency utilizes a solvent extraction with homogenization, followed by quantitation on an HPLC/UV chromatography system. 

CBD – Cannabidiol

CBG – Cannabigerol

THCV – Tetrahydrocannabivarin

CBDA – Cannabidiolic Acid

CBGA – Cannabigerolic Acid

CBN – Cannabinol

Δ9-THC – delta 9 Tetrahydrocannibinol

THCVA – Tetrahydrocannabivarinic Acid

Δ8-THC – delta 8 Tetrahydrocannibinol

THCA-A – Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid

 

Terpene Analysis

Terpenes are the organic compounds that provide the flavor, scent and aroma of cannabis plants. They can enhance the cannabinoids and play an important role in the therapeutic effects that different strains offer.

a-Pinene

B-pinene

B-Myrcene

Limonene

Terpinolene

Ocimene

Linalool

B-Caryophyllene

Humulene

B-Eudesmol

Caryophyllene Oxide

Nerolidol

Moisture Content

Moisture content is the percentage of water in the sample. Typically, cannabis should fall between 6% and 15% moisture content. A higher moisture content puts the sample at risk for microbial contamination.

Foreign Matter Inspection

A foreign matter inspection will determine if there is anything in the cannabis sample that is non-usable. This includes large foreign particles, hair, insects, mold colonies, or any other foreign particles.

Microbial Screen (or Microbial Safety Testing)

The microbial screen uses RT-qPCR (quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction) to quantify bacteria found in the sample. This assay tests for TYMC (total yeast and mold), TAMC (total aerobic microbial count), E. coli species and Salmonella species. We use RT-qPCR over traditional plating methods because we are able to detect and quantify more species present in the sample in a shorter amount of time.

Mycotoxin Screen

Mycotoxins are metabolic products of plant spoilage fungi that induce toxic responses when consumed. We test for the most relevant mycotoxins, aflatoxin and ochratoxin. Aflatoxin is produced by Aspergillus species and is a group 1 carcinogen, proven to cause cancer. We specifically test for aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2. Ochratoxin A is a toxin produced by Aspergillus and Penicillium species. Ochratoxin is a group 2b carcinogen. Use of UPLC-MS/MS for highly sensitive mycotoxin detection and identification.

Water Activity

Water activity determines the susceptibility of cannabis to microbial contamination. Higher water activity means that the water in the sample is freely available for microorganisms to use.

Heavy Metal Screen:

Some elemental impurities have a high degree of toxicity and are of public health significance. Test will screen for heavy metal contaminants in medical cannabis.
Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, Chromium, Barium, Silver, Selenium

Residual Solvent Test

Some producers of cannabis products use solvents to extract and/or concentrate the active ingredients of cannabis, a list of residual solvents are tested for based on common extraction and concentration techniques in the industry.

Heptanes

Hexanes

Butanes

Benzene

Toluene

Total Xylenes
(m,p-Xylene and o-Xylene)

Propane

Ethanol

Pesticide Residue Analysis

Tests for compounds named in the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia that are commonly used in cannabis cultivation. Use of UPLC-MS for highly sensitive pesticide detection and identification.

Acetamiprid
Abamectin
Aldicarb
Ancymidol
Azoxystrobin
Bifenazate
Bifenthrin
Boscalid
Carbaryl
Carbofuran

Chlorantraniliprole
Chlorpyrifos
Clofentezine
Cyfluthrin
Daminozide (Alar)
DDVP (Dichlorvos)
Diazinon
Dimethoate
Ethephon
Etoxazole

Fenpyroximate
Fipronil
Flonicamid
Fludioxonil
Flurprimidol
Hexythiazol
Imazalil
Imidacloprid
Kresoxim-methyl
Malathion

Metalaxyl
Methiocarb
Methomyl
Myclobutanil
Naled
Oxamyl
Paclobutrazol
Permethrin (trans)
Permethrin (cis)
Phosmet

Piperonyl Butoxide
Propicanazole
Pyrethrins
Spinosad
Spiromesifen
Spirotetramat
Thiacloprid
Thiamethoxam
Trifloxystrobin

FAQ

Aren’t all test labs about the same?

Atlantic Test Labs grew out of the pharmaceutical industry and adheres the strict Maryland testing regulations.

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