Comprehensive Cannabis & Hemp Testing

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Kaycha Labs is a leading provider of innovative cannabis testing technologies and methodologies. We perform product testing to help you stay compliant with state regulations, you can count on us to fulfill all your testing needs. We provide comprehensive cannabis testing for potency, homogeneity, microbial contamination, mycotoxins, residual solvents, and pesticides. Have a custom testing need? Or have a specific issue with your product? Kaycha Labs has you covered.

We have years of Hemp and Cannabis testing experience and have created over 500 Standard Operating Procedures and Custom Analytical Methods.

More about our procedures and methods.

Testing Services

MYCOTOXINS

Kaycha Labs is the nation’s leading provider of advanced testing for biological contamination such as aflatoxin,which is one of the most dangerous mycotoxins that occur as a byproduct of fungal growth on cannabis.The warm, wet conditions ideal for growing cannabis are also conducive to the growth of molds and fungi, many which can’t be seen by the naked-eye, but are highly dangerous and carcinogenic. Using advanced antibody-based preparatory columns and a sophisticated mass spectrometric instrument, Kaycha Labs separately quantifies all four aflatoxins and ochratoxin A.Testing cannabis for aflatoxins is the only way to ensure your marijuana products are free of biological contaminants that can endanger and compromise the health of patients and consumers—and only Kaycha Labs offers the infrastructure, technology, and compliance that growers, dispensaries, and consumers have come to trust.

HEAVY METALS

The cannabis industry has a responsibility to provide a safe product to the patients using it. If a grower’s soil or water is contaminated with heavy metals, these toxic elements will be passed into the plant and on to the consumer. Kaycha Labs testing protocols provide licensed producers the opportunity to learn if their medicine is contaminated with toxic heavy metals.Kaycha Labs uses Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) to screen samples for metals such as lead (Pb), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and mercury (Hg). This extremely sensitive technique allows you to rest assured that the levels present in your product are at safe levels.

PESTICIDES

Pesticides commonly used in cannabis cultivation are potentially dangerous and pose health risks—the greatest danger occurring with chronic exposure to pesticide residue which is toxic at high levels and harmful at lower doses. Reassure your customers by testing your products for potentially harmful chemicals including insecticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators, and other compounds.Our scientifically validated and comprehensive testing methods enable all screening to be completed on one instrument. Kaycha Labs only uses a mass spectrometer ensuring the maximum number of pesticides are detected and positively identified.

POTENCY

Kaycha Labs is the nation’s most trusted provider for cannabis potency testing – leading the industry in methodologies and exceeding mandated standards in applicable states.We utilize Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) that goes beyond testing the level of THC and provides detailed cannabinoid profiling across eleven other components including CBD and CBN.All Kaycha Labs potency tests are backed by our cannabis certification program that exceeds state testing requirements.

MICROBIAL

Kaycha Labs uses the most advanced and scientifically sophisticated microbial contaminant cannabis testing methodologies in the industry. Kaycha Labs surpasses many state requirements for microbial contaminant testing by looking for harmful pathogens and growth contaminants like black mold. We also offer a variety of testing options for the edible industry, including food safety testing as well as quality testing for growers.

E. coli, Salmonella, STEC, Total Enterobacteriaceae, Coliform, Total Yeast and Mold, Total Aerobic Count, Aspergillus niger – fumigatus – flavus & Terreus in under 24 hours.

RESIDUAL SOLVENTS

Kaycha Labs provides residual solvent testing to ensure your concentrates (tinctures, oil, budder, etc.) are free of impurities.Kaycha Labs uses the latest technology and state-of-the-art instruments to deliver fast and accurate results that confirm your production processes are compliant. Kaycha Labs uses Headspace Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry to quantify harmful solvents, impurities, or adulterants down to sub parts-per-million (PPM).

TERPENES

For a while, terpenes were overlooked while THC and CBD received all the limelight. However, this is changing fast, with more curious eyes falling on terpenes’ multi-dimensional properties. This surge in interest wouldn’t be possible without many labs’ consistent efforts to refine the complex and arduous process of quantifying a comprehensive terpene profile. Kaycha Labs uses Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry allowing for more accurate reporting of the terpenes found.

NUTRIENT CONTENT

Plants are uniquely able to create their own food through photosynthesis, using the sun’s energy to synthesize glucose from carbon dioxide and water. Plants also extract from the air and soil. 16 Chemical Elements are Essential to Nutrition, Growth and Survival.

Non-mineral elements – carbon, hydrogen and oxygen – come from the air and water. Beyond irrigation, growers can do little to influence the availability of the non-mineral elements that nature provides. Mineral elements dissolved in water are taken from the soil.

Mineral elements are grouped as macro- and micronutrients, according to their volume consumed by plants and their necessity for plant life.

ENVIRONMENTAL

50 Pathogens detected.

We use qPCR with an array that contains probe sequences designed to detect a wide range of organisms known to be environmental contaminants or pathogens. The exclusion of a sample enrichment requirement ensures an accurate representation of the tested microbial population by avoiding sample enrichment bias. This assay is best applied as a monitoring, research, or screening tool. Possible uses may include investigating sources of contamination, testing the effectiveness of remediation methods, or screening potential facilities for pre-existing contamination.

Lipids in Vaped Products

Vitamin E acetate, vegetable glycerol, propylene glycol, and other lipids added to vaping product are potentially harmful. These substances can upset the natural function of surfactant, an oozy liquid-like substance that also protects the lungs, leading to lipid accumulation in the lungs. Let Kaycha Labs provide you with the verification that your products are lipid free.