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SERVICES

Learn about our cannabis testing services.

We want clients to know that they have the industry’s leading products and consumers to know the same. This is why we don’t just offer a wide array of cannabis testing; we go the extra mile to help our clients thoroughly understand our process and effectively optimize theirs.

TERPENE
ANALYSIS

Terpenes are the organic compounds that provide different strains of cannabis with different scents and flavors. Terpenes also play a pivotal role in the variation of effects different cannabis strains offer. In recent years, some researchers have even come to believe that terpenes are equally as powerful as cannabinoids in creating therapeutic properties. At 2 River Labs, we offer a comprehensive terpene analysis that reports on 21 different compounds. This allows you to provide your customers with detailed product classifications and useful insights on a product’s effects.

OUR TERPENE PANEL

Alpha Pinene
Camphene
Beta Myrcene
(-)-Beta Pinene
delta 3 Carene
Alpha Terpinene
Limonene
p-Cymene
B-ocimene
Gamma Terpinene
Terpinolene
Linalool
(-)-Isopulegol
Geraniol
Beta Carophyllene
Alpha Humulene
Cis-Nerolidol
Trans-Nerolidol
(-)-Guaiol
(-)-Carophyl Oxide
Alpha Bisabolol

THE MED REQUIRED
PESTICIDE PANEL

Avermectin B1b
Azoxystrobin
Bifenazate
Etoxazole
Imazalil
Imidacloprid
Malathion
Myclobutanil
Permethrin
Spinosyn A
Spinosyn D
Spiromesifen
Spirotetramat
Tebuconazole

PESTICIDE TESTING

We offer the most extensive pesticide analysis panel for cannabis products in the State of California. Relying on our decades of analytical testing experience and advanced instrumentation, we developed a testing method capable of screening for the MED required 15 compound panel at reporting limits as low as 5 parts per billion. It’s likely this kind of scientific dedication that’s earned us a reputation as the most thorough, reliable laboratory in the industry.

Our potency test implements advanced instrumentation and specialized methodology to identify and quantify select cannabinoids. We have recently expanded our cannabinoid panel testing. We offer testing for a total of 17 cannabinoids, in additional to the standard 6. This includes, THCa, ∆9-THC, CBDa, CBD, CBN, CBG, ∆8 THC, THCVA, THCV, CBDVa, CBDV, CBNa, CBGa, CBCa, CBC, CBLa, and CBL.

Not only does our method allow testing for more cannabinoids, it also allows for a faster turnaround time, a greener footprint by using less solvents, higher accuracy and a greater precision.

POTENCY
TESTING

THCa, ∆9-THC, CBDa, CBD, CBN, CBG, ∆8 THC, THCVA, THCV, CBDVa, CBDV, CBNa, CBGa, CBCa, CBC, CBLa, and CBL.

MICROBIAL
TESTING

Our microbial laboratory is run by experts in the food testing industry, incorporating the same standards of quality required by the USDA and FDA. We’ve combined advanced qPCR technology with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold plating to provide you full panel STEC (Shiga-toxin producing E. coli), Salmonella, and Total Yeast and Mold Count analyses in as little as two days. We’ve developed in-house research validations that allow us to optimize our methodology and include additional services beyond the minimum testing requirements. In addition to the California state-required microbial contaminants tests, we also deliver an array of food safety and research testing including water activity, pH, shelf stability, common pathogenic identification, and plant sex-typing.
We include the largest compilation of residual solvents in our standard analysis panel—including iso-butane, n-butane, heptane, benzene, toluene, hexane, and xylenes. In addition to this required list of solvents, we also test for propane and ethanol upon request. And we do it all with a residual solvent screening method we’ve developed called rapid Static Headspace Gas Chromatography (SHS-GC). With this method, the instrumentation is optimized for sensitivity and precision. The quantitation is performed by external standard analysis using flame ionization detection (FID). The SHS-GC method has been extensively tested and validated using internationally accepted guidelines with respect to specificity, linearity, range, detection and quantitation limits.

We know we are the last line of defense against residual solvents. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that our clients are getting results they can trust.

RESIDUAL
SOLVENT
TESTING

N-BUTANE • HEPTANE • BENZENE • TOLUENE • HEXANE • XYLENES
In recent years, there has been increased concern over the toxic effects of heavy metals exposure due to the inhalation or consumption of contaminated cannabis. Cannabis cultivated outdoors can be highly susceptible to contamination due to the plant’s ability to hyperaccumulate metals and other elements from the soil and/or water in which they are grown. While less common, Cannabis cultivated indoors can also be contaminated when exposed to fertilizers or pesticides that contain these heavy metals. Excessive exposure has detrimental consequences on the body and can cause serious health problems including neurological damage.

2 River Lab’s offers competitive pricing for testing Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury via ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry).

HEAVY
METALS

WATER
ACTIVITY
TESTING

Water activity testing results contribute greatly to the shelf stability analysis required by the California Health Department. At 2 River Labs, we use an Aqualab 4TEV instrument with the capability to analyze dew point and capacitance. This dual-analysis feature allows us to measure water activity in non-volatile samples—such as cookies and candies—as well as volatile samples—like ethanol extracts and ethanol-based tinctures.

We’ve also found that water activity testing can be useful for clients in the research and development phase. Our results can identify plant water content and help troubleshoot the presence of microbial contaminants.

2 River Labs is not certified by the State of California for water activity testing. These analyses are for research and development purposes only.

We pride ourselves on offering our customers many other services to help in all aspects of your business. Whether you are looking to develop a new product, perfect an existing one, identify potential contamination in your facility, or identify a new strain you are developing, we are here to help. We get very excited about exploring new frontiers with our customers and we offer customized services to fit your needs, whatever they may be, just ask.

ADDITIONAL
SERVICES

MYCOTOXIN

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites that are produced by naturally occurring molds and fungus – living organisms which decompose organic matter. Mycotoxins can be extremely toxic to humans, particularly in circumstances involving long-term exposure. Of more than 400 known toxic fungal by-products, Aflatoxin is the perhaps the most widely studied contaminant, renowned for its potent cancer causing effects. Produced by several Aspergillus mold species, this contaminant can flourish on plant crops at relatively low moisture levels.

2 River Labs utilizes liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LCMS) to detect and quantify precise mycotoxin levels. Using advanced instrumental methods and the latest laboratory technology, we are able to deliver highly reliable mycotoxin test results that assure product safety. We believe that our all Cannabis consumers deserve the highest quality products that have been deemed safe and pure.

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