Hemp Testing

CBD Testing
Cannabis Testing Lab

Since the FDA has not set standards for quality, content and marketing for hemp and CBD products, it is the responsibility of the producer to provide safe and effective products to the consumer. Third-party testing with Atlantic Test Labs ensures the integrity of your products, at a fast, and affordable rate. Our pharmaceutical background and history in the cannabis field makes us perfectly versatile for providing third-party testing on hemp and CBD products.

  • Consistent on-time delivery of results
  • ISO 17025 Accredited test methods (FDA / Pharmaceutical level quality)
  • We help clients address any problems identified, assisting in root cause analysis and provide corrective actions
  • Custom reporting to match your unique regulatory requirement

Select the tests you need or  discuss with our representative to understand which make sense for your product.

Have a question or ready to place a test order?


Call us at 410-980-9833 or visit our contact page.


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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.  Click to order a test.

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. Click to order a test. 

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, hemp should fall between 6% and 15% moisture content. A higher moisture content puts the sample at risk for microbial contamination. Click to order a test. 

Foreign Matter Inspection

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

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.

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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. Click to order a test.

https://atlantictestlabs.com/shop/Water Activity

Water activity determines the susceptibility of hemp to microbial contamination. Higher water activity means that the water in the sample is freely available for microorganisms to use. Click to order a test.

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 hemp. Click to order a test.
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 hemp, a list of residual solvents are tested for based on common extraction and concentration techniques in the industry. Click to order a test.

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 hemp cultivation. Use of UPLC-MS for highly sensitive pesticide detection and identification. Click to order a test.

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

We use cryogenic freezer grinding to assure a homogeneous sample is being tested.

No, we test for a full range of cannabinoids and terpenes.

5 business days from when your sample is received. There are faster 3 or 4 day turnaround options available at checkout for an additional cost. 

It depends on the tests you select. Once you have completed your service order, you will receive an email with a summary of your purchase, sample size requirements, shipping instructions, and a chain of custody form to be completed and mailed in with your samples.

No, if you are running multiple tests on one sample, you do not need to separate the sample for each test.

Our online test ordering is open for business 24/7, but our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday (Nov. 28 & 29) so our team can enjoy the holiday with their families. Happy Thanksgiving from ATL!

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