Hemp Testing Menu
Our hemp/CBD testing solutions were designed to help you optimize product quality while mitigating risk—protecting your production processes, your brand’s reputation, and ultimately your customers.
SC Labs empowers each facet of the hemp supply chain with accurate and actionable information. Driven by customer-centric innovation, our suite of solutions provides critical tools to cultivate, manufacture, and distribute hemp-derived products. SC Laboratories’ assays and quality systems are accredited to ISO 17025:2017 in California and by ORELAP1 in Oregon. SC Labs is also a registered hemp testing laboratory in California, Oregon, Texas, and pending licensure in Colorado.
What can we test?
SC Labs can test hemp 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.
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We have been servicing hemp cultivators with pre-harvest compliance testing in Oregon since 2018. This experience, coupled with a decade of cannabis testing in California, allows us to provide a complete program for industrial hemp analysis.
State hemp lab licensure registrations in CA, OR, and TX. CO licensure currently pending.
Pre-Harvest Hemp Testing
While THC concentrations of industrial hemp may have been analyzed at pre-harvest, additional safety and potency testing may be warranted for consumer-ready items. For some states, additional contaminant and safety tests are now required prior to processing and prior to reaching retail shelves.
We offer one of the nation’s most complete test packages for hemp/CBD quality assurance. Bundled panel options were developed to target a comprehensive list of contaminants, address state compliance rules, and meet guidelines established by the USP, AHPA, AHP, AOAC, DCC6, or ORELAP.
Hemp Product Test Packages
New Comprehensive QA Package | Hemp Product
Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).7
New California QA Package | Hemp Product Inhalable
Meets proposed California hemp testing standards.
New California QA Package | Hemp Product Non-Inhalable
Meets proposed California hemp testing standards.
New Basic QA Package | Hemp Product
Targets relevant contaminants.
Concentrate/Extract Compliance Package Pre-Control Study
Concentrate/Extract Compliance Package Post-Control Study, 2 Samples
Hemp Flower Test Packages
New Comprehensive QA Package | Hemp Flower
New California QA Package | Hemp Flower
New Basic QA Package | Hemp Flower
Usable Flower Compliance Test Package
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
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.
New Comprehensive Pesticides Test Panel – National Hemp
Targets 104 analytes. Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).7
New Standard Pesticides Test Panel – California
Targets 66 analytes per California cannabis regulations.
Standard Pesticides Test Panel – Oregon
Targets 58 analytes per Oregon cannabis regulations.
Basic Pesticides Test Panel
Targets the 18 analytes most commonly detected in cannabis and hemp.
New Comprehensive Residual Solvents Test Panel – National Hemp
Targets 50 analytes. Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).7
New Standard Residual Solvents Test Panel – California
Targets the 20 analytes per California cannabis regulations.
Standard Residual Solvents Test Panel – Oregon
Reports 25 analytes per Oregon cannabis regulations.
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 USP, AHPA, AHP, DCC, or ORELAP.
New Comprehensive Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – National Hemp
PCR and Plating test methods. Targets 18 organisms. Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).7
New Expanded Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel
PCR and Plating test methods. Targets 14 organisms. Expanded panel ideal for stringent product safety and quality testing requirements.
New Standard Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel
PCR and Plating test methods. Targets 6 organisms. Covers relevant list of contaminants using advanced PCR and traditional plating methods.
6-Organism Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – Inhalable (PCR)
PCR test method. Targets 6 organisms following California cannabis compliance regulations for inhalable products.
2-Organism Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – Non-Inhalable (PCR)
PCR test method. Targets 2 organisms following California cannabis compliance regulations for non-inhalable products.
Water Activity Test
Results are displayed in units (WA) from 0 to 1.0.
Moisture Content Test
Results are displayed as a percentage (%).
Vitamin E Test Panel
Reports 4 analytes.
- Tocopheryl acetate
- α Tocopherol
- δ Tocopherol
- β and γ Tocopherol
- Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP)
- United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
- American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
- American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP)
- Association of Official Analytical Collaboration (AOAC)
- California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)
- 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.