Cannabis Testing & Analysis with the Power of LC-MS/MS
Grow Your Cannabis Lab's Potential and Bottom Line with LC-MS/MS Analysis
As government agencies debate the legalities of cannabis consumption for recreation and medicinal purposes, cannabis testing labs are faced with inconsistent and even non-existent maximum residue limits (mrls). This is especially important to note since crop protection agents are commonly used to increase cannabis yields and appearance. Analysis therefore, must be sensitive and specific using a single instrument capable of matching all chemical residues to the lowest possible limit.
Optimizing Cannabis Testing with Mass Spectrometry One of the biggest challenges for cannabis testing labs is obtaining a targeted compound list for which to perform the analysis. Plus, sample variation can prove problematic since cannabis can be ingested by mouth, topically, or via inhalation. With so many variables, cannabis labs are faced with quantifying many residues with dirty matrices and require rugged instrumentation to manage this workflow and solid application support from the instrument vendor. Using high-resolution mass spectrometry, today's lab can analyze pesticide residues and cannabinoids in matrices for next generation cannabis products.
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This is a simple plug and play analytical method, which will have you up and running billable samples within days. The accompanying standard operating procedure (SOP) details the entire process from sample preparation steps required for the attaining the most efficient sample extractions to standard preparation and analysis.
Many regulatory agencies require testing for the presence of Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2 and Ochratoxin A. LC-MS/MS is the tried and tested solution for accurate trace level analysis of these mycotoxins in this complex matrix.
Terpenes are commonly performed using GC but it is also possible to perform this testing using APCI LC-MS/MS. Using LC-MS/MS for terpenes analysis avoids the complexity of a separate sample extraction and the additional maintenance that is required for GC analysis. LC-MS/MS provides a more productive and rugged analysis for terpenes in cannabis samples.