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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.

To customize a hemp test program that fits your needs, contact SC Labs to review the appropriate panel options by state or test method (USP2 <61><2021>, AHPA3, AHP4, and AOAC5).

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Pre-Harvest Testing

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

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel

Quality Assurance Test Panels

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, BCC6, or ORELAP.

California laboratory only

Oregon laboratory only

Hemp Product Test Packages

New Comprehensive QA Package | Hemp Product

Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).7

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel (15)
  • Comprehensive Pesticides Test Panel – National Hemp (104)
  • Mycotoxins (6)
  • Comprehensive Residual Solvents Test Panel – National Hemp (50)
  • Comprehensive Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – National Hemp (18)
  • Heavy Metals Test Panel (4)

New California QA Package | Hemp Product Inhalable

Meets proposed California hemp testing standards.

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel (15)
  • Standard Pesticides Test Panel – California (66)
  • Mycotoxins (6)
  • Standard Residual Solvents Test Panel – California (23)
  • 6-Organism Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – Inhalable (PCR) (6)
  • Heavy Metals Test Panel (4)

New California QA Package | Hemp Product Non-Inhalable

Meets proposed California hemp testing standards.

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel (15)
  • Standard Pesticides Test Panel – California (66)
  • Mycotoxins (6)
  • Standard Residual Solvents Test Panel – California (23)
  • 2-Organism Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – Non-Inhalable (PCR) (2)
  • Heavy Metals Test Panel (4)

New Basic QA Package | Hemp Product

Targets relevant contaminants.

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel (15)
  • Basic Pesticides Test Panel (18)
  • Standard Residual Solvents Test Panel – California (23)
  • Standard Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel (6)
  • Heavy Metals Test Panel (4)

Concentrate/Extract Compliance Package Pre-Control Study

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel (12)
  • Standard Pesticides Test Panel (58)
  • Residual Solvents Test Panel (25)

Concentrate/Extract Compliance Package Post-Control Study, 2 Samples

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel (12)
  • Standard Pesticides Test Panel (58)
  • Residual Solvents Test Panel (25)

Hemp Flower Test Packages

New Comprehensive QA Package | Hemp Flower

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel (15)
  • Comprehensive Pesticides Test Panel – National Hemp (104)
  • Mycotoxins (6)
  • Comprehensive Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – National Hemp (18)
  • Heavy Metals Test Panel (4)

New California QA Package | Hemp Flower

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel (15)
  • Standard Pesticides Test Panel – California (66)
  • Mycotoxins (6)
  • 6-Organism Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – Inhalable (PCR) (6)
  • Heavy Metals Test Panel (4)

New Basic QA Package | Hemp Flower

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel (15)
  • Basic Pesticides Test Panel (18)
  • Standard Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel (6)
  • Heavy Metals Test Panel (4)

Usable Flower Compliance Test Package

  • Cannabinoids Test Panel (12)
  • Standard Pesticides Test Panel (58)
  • Water Activity Test Panel
  • Moisture Content Test Panel

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.

California laboratory only

Cannabinoids Test Panel

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

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.

California laboratory only

Oregon laboratory only

Terpenoids Test Panel

  • α Bisabolol
  • Borneol
  • Camphene
  • Camphor
  • 3 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
  • Ocimene
  • α Phellandrene
  • α Pinene
  • β Pinene
  • Phytol
  • R-(+)-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.

California laboratory only

Oregon laboratory only

GC-MS utilized where indicated.

New Comprehensive Pesticides Test Panel – National Hemp

Targets 104 analytes. Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).7

  • 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
  • Cypermethrin
  • Cyprodinil
  • Daminozide
  • DDVP (Dichlorvos)
  • Deltamethrin
  • Diazinon
  • Dimethoate
  • Dimethomorph
  • Dinotefuran
  • Diuron
  • Dodemorph
  • Endosulfan sulfate
  • Endosulfan-alpha
  • Endosulfan-beta
  • Ethoprop(hos)
  • 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
  • Methyl Parathion
  • Mevinphos
  • MGK-264
  • Myclobutanil
  • Naled
  • Novaluron
  • Oxamyl
  • Paclobutrazol
  • Pentachloronitrobenzene (Quintozene)*
  • Permethrin
  • Phenothrin
  • Phosmet
  • Piperonylbutoxide
  • 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

New Standard Pesticides Test Panel – California

Targets 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
  • DDVP (Dichlorvos)
  • Diazinon
  • Dimethoate
  • Dimethomorph
  • Ethoprop(hos)
  • Etofenprox
  • Etoxazole
  • Fenhexamid
  • Fenoxycarb
  • Fenpyroximate
  • Fipronil
  • Flonicamid
  • Fludioxonil
  • Hexythiazox
  • Imazalil
  • Imidacloprid
  • Kresoxim-methyl
  • Malathion
  • Metalaxyl
  • Methiocarb
  • Methomyl
  • Methyl Parathion
  • Mevinphos
  • Myclobutanil
  • Naled
  • Oxamyl
  • Paclobutrazol
  • Pentachloronitrobenzene (Quintozene)*
  • Permethrin
  • Phosmet
  • Piperonylbutoxide
  • Prallethrin
  • Propiconazole
  • Propoxur
  • Pyrethrins
  • Pyridaben
  • Spinetoram
  • Spinosad
  • Spiromesifen
  • Spirotetramat
  • Spiroxamine
  • Tebuconazole
  • Thiacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Trifloxystrobin

Standard Pesticides Test Panel – Oregon

Targets 58 analytes per Oregon cannabis regulations.

  • Abamectin
  • Acephate
  • Acequinocyl
  • Acetamiprid
  • Aldicarb
  • Azoxystrobin
  • Bifenazate
  • Bifenthrin
  • Boscalid
  • Carbaryl
  • Carbofuran
  • Chlorantraniliprole
  • Chlorfenapyr
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Clofentezine
  • Cyfluthrin
  • Cypermethrin
  • Daminozide
  • DDVP (Dichlorvos)
  • Diazinon
  • Dimethoate
  • Ethoprop(hos)
  • Etofenprox
  • Etoxazole
  • Fenoxycarb
  • Fenpyroximate
  • Fipronil
  • Flonicamid
  • Fludioxonil
  • Hexythiazox
  • Imazalil
  • Imidacloprid
  • Kresoxim-methyl
  • Malathion
  • Metalaxyl
  • Methiocarb
  • Methomyl
  • Methyl Parathion
  • MGK-264
  • Myclobutanil
  • Naled
  • Oxamyl
  • Paclobutrazol
  • Permethrin
  • Phosmet
  • Piperonyl butoxide
  • Prallethrin
  • Propiconazole
  • Propoxur
  • Pyrethrins
  • Pyridaben
  • Spinosad
  • Spiromesifen
  • Spirotetramat
  • Spiroxamine
  • Tebuconazole
  • Thiacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Trifloxystrobin

Basic Pesticides Test Panel

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

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

MICRO EXTRACTION PROCESS | Add-on
Learn more.

California laboratory only

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).

California laboratory only

Mycotoxins Test Panel

Reports 6 analytes per California cannabis regulations.

  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxin G1
  • Aflatoxin G1
  • Total Aflatoxin
  • Ochratoxin A

Residual Solvent / Processing Chemicals Analysis

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

California laboratory only

Oregon laboratory only

New Comprehensive Residual Solvents Test Panel – National Hemp

Targets 50 analytes. Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).7

  • 1-Butanol
  • 1-Pentanol
  • 1-Propanol
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • 1,2-Dimethoxyethane
  • 1,2-Dimethylbenzene
  • 1,3-Dimethylbenzene 1,4-Dimethylbenzene
  • 1,4-Dioxane
  • 2-Butanol
  • 2-Butanone
  • 2-Ethoxyethanol
  • 2-Methylbutane
  • 2,2-Dimethylbutane
  • 2,2-Dimethylpropane
  • 2,3-Dimethylbutane 2-Methylpentane
  • 3-Methylpentane
  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Benzene
  • Butane
  • Chloroform
  • Cumene
  • Cyclohexane
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl ether
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Ethylene Glycol
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Heptane
  • Hexane
  • Isopropyl Acetate
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Methanol
  • Methylene chloride
  • Methylpropane
  • N,N-Dimethylacetamide
  • N,N-Dimethylformamide
  • Pentane
  • Propane
  • Pyridine
  • Sulfolane
  • Tetrahydrofuran
  • Toluene
  • Total Butanes
  • Total Hexanes
  • Total Pentanes
  • Total Xylenes
  • Trichloroethylene

New Standard Residual Solvents Test Panel – California

Targets the 20 analytes per California cannabis regulations.

  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Benzene
  • Butane
  • Chloroform
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl ether
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Heptane
  • Hexane
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Methanol
  • Methylene chloride
  • Pentane
  • Propane
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Toluene
  • Total Xylenes

Standard Residual Solvents Test Panel – Oregon

Reports 25 analytes per Oregon cannabis regulations.

  • 1,4-Dioxane
  • 2-Butanol
  • 2-Ethoxyethanol
  • 2-Propanol (IPA)
  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Benzene
  • Butanes
  • Cyclohexane
  • Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl ether
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Heptane
  • Hexanes
  • Isopropyl acetate
  • Isopropylbenzene (cumene)
  • Methanol
  • Pentanes
  • Propane
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Toluene
  • Xylenes

Heavy Metal Analysis

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

California laboratory only

Heavy Metals Test Panel

Reports 4 analytes per California cannabis regulations.

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Mercury

Coming Soon:

Expanded Test Panels

Contact your sales representative to discuss expanded panels for heavy metals and trace elements

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 USP, AHPA, AHP, BCC, or ORELAP.

California laboratory only

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

New Comprehensive Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – National Hemp

PCR and Plating test methods. Targets 18 organisms. Meets national hemp testing standards (participating states).7

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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

6-Organism Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – Inhalable (PCR)

PCR test method. Targets 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)

2-Organism Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – Non-Inhalable (PCR)

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

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

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

California laboratory only

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.

California laboratory only

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 hemp or hemp 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 hemp and hemp 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  and 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. Association of Official Analytical Collaboration (AOAC)
  6. California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC)
  7. 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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