Cannabis Testing Menu – California

At SC Labs, we help streamline the testing process, bridging the gap between quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) and regulatory compliance. Driven by customer-centric innovation, our suite of solutions provides critical tools to cultivate, manufacture, and distribute cannabis products. SC Laboratories’ assays and quality systems are accredited to ISO 17025:2017 in California and by ORELAP1 in Oregon.

What can we test?

SC Labs can test cannabis flowers, concentrates, leaves, e-liquids/vape oils, crystallized isolates, as well as liquid and solid infused products such as coconut oils, tinctures, and edibles. Don’t forget about your inputs! We test beeswax, rolling papers, chocolate, food additives, terpenes, environmental inputs like soil, and more.

If you need a product tested that doesn’t fall within this list, contact us. It’s likely that we can test that too! Looking for hemp testing? Check out our Hemp/CBD Testing Menu instead.

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Cannabinoid Analysis

SC Labs analyzes for 15 cannabinoids utilizing high-performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detection (HPLC-DAD). Results are calculated using dry weight.

Cannabinoids Test Panel

Reports 15 analytes.

  • Δ9THC
  • THCa
  • THCV
  • THCVa
  • Δ8THC
  • CBD
  • CBDa
  • CBDV
  • CBDVa
  • CBC
  • CBCa
  • CBG
  • CBGa
  • CBL
  • CBN
  • CBLa
  • CBNa
  • exo-THC

New Trace THC

  • Δ9THC
  • THCa

Terpenoid Analysis

Among our two laboratories, SC Labs utilizes gas chromatography – flame ionization detection (GC-FID) to analyze a total of 40 terpenoids. Terpenoids are the aromatic compounds that endow cannabis and hemp with their unique scent and effect. Learn more.

Terpenoids Test Panel

Reports 39 analytes in California.

  • α-Bisabolol
  • Borneol
  • Camphene
  • Camphor
  • Δ3-Carene
  • β-Caryophyllene
  • Caryophyllene Oxide
  • α-Cedrene
  • Cedrol
  • Citronellol
  • p-Cymene
  • Eucalyptol
  • Fenchol
  • Fenchone
  • Geraniol
  • Geranyl Acetate
  • Guaiol
  • α-Humulene
  • Isoborneol
  • Isopulegol
  • Limonene
  • Linalool
  • Menthol
  • Myrcene
  • Nerol
  • Nerolidol
  • ß-Ocimene
  • α-Phellandrene
  • α-Pinene
  • β-Pinene
  • Pulegone
  • Sabinene
  • Sabinene Hydrate
  • α-Terpinene
  • γ-Terpinene
  • Terpineol
  • Terpinolene
  • trans-β-Farnesene
  • Valencene

Pesticide Analysis

SC Labs’ pesticide and plant growth regulator analysis utilizes high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) or gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Learn more.

GC-MS utilized where indicated.

Standard Pesticides Test Panel – California

Reports 66 analytes per California cannabis regulations.

  • Abamectin
  • Acephate
  • Acequinocyl
  • Acetamiprid
  • Aldicarb
  • Azoxystrobin
  • Bifenazate
  • Bifenthrin
  • Boscalid
  • Captan
  • Carbaryl
  • Carbofuran
  • Chlorantraniliprole
  • Chlordane*
  • Chlorfenapyr*
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Clofentezine
  • Coumaphos
  • Cyfluthrin
  • Cypermethrin
  • Daminozide
  • Diazinon
  • Dichlorvos (DDVP)
  • Dimethoate
  • Dimethomorph
  • Ethoprophos
  • Etofenprox
  • Etoxazole
  • Fenhexamid
  • Fenoxycarb
  • Fenpyroximate
  • Fipronil
  • Flonicamid
  • Fludioxonil
  • Hexythiazox
  • Imazalil
  • Imidacloprid
  • Kresoxim-methyl
  • Malathion
  • Metalaxyl
  • Methiocarb
  • Methomyl
  • Mevinphos
  • Myclobutanil
  • Naled
  • Oxamyl
  • Paclobutrazol
  • Parathion-methyl
  • Pentachloronitrobenzene (Quintozene)*
  • Permethrin
  • Phosmet
  • Piperonyl Butoxide
  • Prallethrin
  • Propiconazole
  • Propoxur
  • Pyrethrins
  • Pyridaben
  • Spinetoram
  • Spinosad
  • Spiromesifen
  • Spirotetramat
  • Spiroxamine
  • Tebuconazole
  • Thiacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Trifloxystrobin

Comprehensive Pesticides Test Panel – National Hemp

Reports 105 analytes. Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).6

  • Abamectin
  • Acephate
  • Acequinocyl
  • Acetamiprid
  • Aldicarb
  • Allethrin
  • Atrazine
  • Azadirachtin
  • Azoxystrobin
  • Benzovindiflupyr
  • Bifenazate
  • Bifenthrin
  • Boscalid
  • Buprofezin
  • Captan
  • Carbaryl
  • Carbofuran
  • Chlorantraniliprole
  • Chlordane*
  • Chlorfenapyr*
  • Chlormequat chloride
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Clofentezine
  • Clothianidin
  • Coumaphos
  • Cyantraniliprole
  • Cyfluthrin
  • λ-Cyhalothrin
  • Cypermethrin
  • Cyprodinil
  • Daminozide
  • Deltamethrin
  • Diazinon
  • Dichlorvos (DDVP)
  • Dimethoate
  • Dimethomorph
  • Dinotefuran
  • Diuron
  • Dodemorph
  • Endosulfan sulfate
  • Endosulfan-α
  • Endosulfan-ß
  • Ethoprophos
  • Etofenprox
  • Etoxazole
  • Etridiazole
  • Fenhexamid
  • Fenoxycarb
  • Fenpyroximate
  • Fensulfothion
  • Fenthion
  • Fenvalerate
  • Fipronil
  • Flonicamid
  • Fludioxonil
  • Fluopyram
  • Hexythiazox
  • Imazalil
  • Imidacloprid
  • Iprodione
  • Kinoprene
  • Kresoxim-methyl
  • Malathion
  • Metalaxyl
  • Methiocarb
  • Methomyl
  • Methoprene
  • Mevinphos
  • MGK-264
  • Myclobutanil
  • Naled
  • Novaluron
  • Oxamyl
  • Paclobutrazol
  • Parathion-methyl
  • Pentachloronitrobenzene (Quintozene)*
  • Permethrin
  • Phenothrin
  • Phosmet
  • Piperonyl Butoxide
  • Pirimicarb
  • Prallethrin
  • Propiconazole
  • Propoxur
  • Pyraclostrobin
  • Pyrethrins
  • Pyridaben
  • Pyriproxyfen
  • Resmethrin
  • Spinetoram
  • Spinosad
  • Spirodiclofen
  • Spiromesifen
  • Spirotetramat
  • Spiroxamine
  • Tebuconazole
  • Tebufenozide
  • Teflubenzuron
  • Tetrachlorvinphos
  • Tetramethrin
  • Thiabendazole
  • Thiacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Thiophanate-methyl
  • Trifloxystrobin

Basic Pesticides Test Panel

Reports the 18 analytes most commonly detected in cannabis and hemp.

  • Abamectin
  • Azoxystrobin
  • Bifenazate
  • Bifenthrin
  • Boscalid
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Cypermethrin
  • Etoxazole
  • Hexythiazox
  • Imidacloprid
  • Malathion
  • Myclobutanil
  • Permethrin
  • Piperonyl Butoxide
  • Propiconazole
  • Spiromesifen
  • Tebuconazole
  • Trifloxystrobin

MICRO EXTRACTION PROCESS | Add-on
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Micro Extraction Add-on

SC Labs’ micro extraction process is an additional preparation step by which flower material is concentrated in the laboratory. The resulting concentrate analysis then utilizes high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to screen for pesticide compounds.

Mycotoxin Analysis

Our mycotoxin analysis utilizes high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS).

Mycotoxins Test Panel

Reports 6 analytes per California cannabis regulations.

  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxin B2
  • Aflatoxin G1
  • Aflatoxin G2
  • Total Aflatoxin
  • Ochratoxin A

Residual Solvent / Processing Chemicals Analysis

SC Labs’ residual solvent analysis utilizes gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Learn more.

Standard Residual Solvents Test Panel – California

Reports the 20 analytes per California cannabis regulations.

  • Propane
  • n-Butane
  • n-Pentane
  • n-Hexane
  • n-Heptane
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Total Xylenes
  • Methanol
  • Ethanol
  • 2-Propanol (Isopropyl Alcohol)
  • Acetone
  • Ethyl Ether
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Chloroform
  • Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
  • Trichloroethylene
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • Acetonitrile

Comprehensive Residual Solvents Test Panel – National Hemp

Reports 64 analytes. Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).6

  • Propane
  • 2-Methylpropane (Isobutane)
  • n-Butane
  • Total Butanes
  • 2-Methylbutane (Isopentane)
  • 2-2-Dimethylpropane (Neopentane)
  • n-Pentane
  • Total Pentanes
  • 2,2-Dimethylbutane (Neohexane)
  • 2,3-Dimethylbutane
  • 2-Methylpentane (Isohexane)
  • 3-Methylpentane
  • n-Hexane
  • Total Hexanes
  • Cyclohexane
  • 2,2-Dimethylpentane (Neoheptane)
  • 2,3-Dimethylpentane
  • 2,4-Dimethylpentane
  • 3,3-Dimethylpentane
  • 2,2,3-Trimethylbutane (Triptane)
  • 2-Methylhexane (Isoheptane)
  • 3-Methylhexane
  • 3-Ethylpentane
  • n-Heptane
  • Total Heptanes
  • Cycloheptane
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Cumene
  • 1,3-Dimethylbenzene (m-Xylene)
  • 1,4-Dimethylbenzene (p-Xylene)
  • 1,2-Dimethylbenzene (o-Xylene)
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Total Xylenes
  • Methanol
  • Ethanol
  • 1-Propanol
  • 2-Propanol (Isopropyl Alcohol)
  • 1-Butanol
  • 2-Butanol
  • 1-Pentanol
  • Acetone
  • 2-Butanone
  • Tetrahydrofuran
  • Ethyl Ether
  • Ethylene Glycol
  • 2-Ethoxyethanol
  • 1,2-Dimethoxyethane
  • 1,4-Dioxane
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Isopropyl Acetate
  • Chloroform
  • Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
  • Trichloroethylene
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • 1,1-Dichloroethene
  • 1,2-Dichloroethene
  • Sulfolane
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide
  • Acetonitrile
  • Pyridine
  • N,N-Dimethylacetamide
  • N,N-Dimethylformamide

Heavy Metal Analysis

SC Labs’ heavy metal analysis utilizes inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

Heavy Metals Test Panel

Reports 4 analytes per California cannabis regulations.

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Mercury

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Microbiological Contaminant Analysis

Analysis is conducted either by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and fluorescence detection of microbiological contaminants or by plating using 3M™ Petrifilm™ and plate counts of microbiological contaminants. Learn more.

Various bundled panel options were developed to target a comprehensive list of organisms, address state compliance rules, and meet guidelines established by the USP2, AHPA3, AHP4, DCC5, or ORELAP.

Rush options are unavailable for these selections, as one or more organisms included use a plating test method which requires specific incubation times.

Inhalable Test Panel – CA Compliance

PCR test method. Reports 6 organisms following California cannabis compliance regulations for inhalable products.

  • Aspergillus spp. (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus)
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

Non-Inhalable Test Panel – CA Compliance

PCR test method. Reports 2 organisms following California cannabis compliance regulations for non-inhalable products.

  • Salmonella spp.
  • Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

Comprehensive Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – National Hemp

PCR and Plating test methods. Reports 18 organisms. Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).6

  • Aspergillus spp.
    (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus)
  • Bile-Tolerant Gram-Negative Bacteria
  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Candida albicans
  • Coliforms
  • Escherichia coli
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Total Aerobic Bacteria
  • Total Enterobacteriaceae
  • Total Yeast and Mold
  • Yersinia spp.

Expanded Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel

PCR and Plating test methods. Reports 14 organisms. Expanded panel ideal for stringent product safety and quality testing requirements.

  • Aspergillus spp.
    (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus)
  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Candida albicans
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Total Aerobic Bacteria
  • Total Yeast and Mold
  • Yersinia spp.

Standard Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel

PCR and Plating test methods. Reports 6 organisms. Covers relevant list of contaminants using advanced PCR and traditional plating methods.

  • Bile-Tolerant Gram-Negative Bacteria
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Total Aerobic Bacteria
  • Total Yeast and Mold

A LA CARTE | Customize your selection to meet your state or program needs. Build and add tests from our individual microbiological tests.

Rush options are unavailable for these selections, as one or more organisms included use a plating test method which requires specific incubation times.

A La Carte Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel

  • Aspergillus spp.
    (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus)
  • Bile-Tolerant Gram-Negative Bacteria
  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Candida albicans
  • Coliforms
  • Escherichia coli
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Total Aerobic Bacteria
  • Total Enterobacteriaceae
  • Total Yeast and Mold
  • Yersinia spp.

Foreign Material Analysis

Our visual analysis includes, but is not limited to, sand, soil, cinders, dirt, mold, hair, insect fragments, and mammalian excreta.

Foreign Material Test Panel

  • Total sample area covered by sand, soil, cinders, or dirt
  • Total sample area covered by mold
  • Total sample area covered by imbedded foreign material
  • Insect fragment count
  • Hair count
  • Mammalian excreta count

Water Activity Analysis

Our water activity analysis determines the ratio of the vapor pressure of water in cannabis or cannabis products to the vapor pressure of pure water. Water activity measurements are determined from a calculation of relative humidity.

Water Activity Test

Results are displayed in units (WA) from 0 to 1.0.

Moisture Content Analysis

The analysis of moisture content in cannabis and cannabis products is determined through weight loss on drying. This is calculated based on the difference between the wet sample weight and the dried sample weight.

Moisture Content Test

Results are displayed as a percentage (%).

Vitamin E Analysis

SC Labs utilizes high-performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detection (HPLC-DAD) for this analysis. Learn more.

Vitamin E Test Panel

Reports 4 analytes.

  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • α-Tocopherol
  • δ-Tocopherol
  • β-Tocopherol / γ-Tocopherol
  1. Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP)
  2. United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
  3. American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
  4. American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP)
  5. California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)
  6. Meets most national hemp testing standards in terms of action limits and analytes for contaminants including pesticides, heavy metals, microbiology, mycotoxins, residual solvents, and water activity. Does not apply to inhalable hemp sample types.

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