This is a select list of the analyses we offer at Supra THC Services. These are tailored to the cannabis industry, but offer many more. Please contact us if you are looking for something specific and we will be glad to assist.
Cannabinoids are the main active ingredients of cannabis. Typically, potency is estimated using the THC concentration (the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis). Often, CBD (desired for its medical effects) is also reported. We can quantify the following cannabinoids in cannabis samples:
Terpenes are a large class of compounds found in many plants. They are often largely or entirely responsible for a plant's smell. Differences in odours and flavours (for example, between different strains of cannabis) are dictated by the plant's terpene profile.
Heavy metals are ubiquitous in nature and pose a health hazard. Plants can uptake metals from soil, incorporating them into their biomass. Cannabis plants are particularly effective at taking up metals from soils. We test for the USP 232 list of toxic metals according to the USP 233 method.
Often, pesticides are an important part of plant cultivation. We test for the USP 561 list of common pesticides with some select additions such as myclobutanil and bifenazate to ensure minimal contamination in the final product.
Aflatoxins are poisonous and carcinogenic compounds produced by fungi (typically mold). This category includes Aflatoxin B1, the most potent carcinogen known. We test for Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2.
Processing plant material often uses organic solvents. These can often remain in the final product, possibly resulting in health (and regulatory) problems. We test for the USP 467 Class 2 list of residual solvents.