Kaycha Labs is a leading provider of innovative Cannabis and Hemp testing technologies and methods. We perform product testing to help you stay compliant with state and federal regulations, you can count on us to fulfill all your testing needs. We provide comprehensive cannabis testing for potency, homogeneity, heavy metals, microbial contamination, mycotoxins, residual solvents, terpenes, and pesticides. Have a custom testing need? Or have a specific issue with your product? Kaycha Labs has you covered.
Avoid the hassle and potential economic loss that results in 30 percent of Cannabis being contaminated—and wasted. Kaycha Labs makes the process of detection effortless to drive clean, efficient production. One simple step helps you safeguard your grow and your business.The array 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.
Environmental monitoring has become an important “best practice” in cannabis production. Cannabis is a high-value crop – anything which contributes to testing failure must be done to ensure crop protection — otherwise brands, companies, products and investors can be subjected to great losses.Start testing for Environmental Contaminants
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. Macronutrients are mineral elements that plants need in relatively large quantities and that are essential for life: Primary macronutrients – nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium – are usually the first to be found lacking because plants need the largest amounts of these essential minerals.
Secondary macronutrients – calcium, magnesium and sulfur – are generally present in sufficient quantities. Calcium and magnesium are also added heavily by lime, which is commonly applied to soils as a pH-balancer.
The essential oils of plants such as Cannabis contain terpenes, a large group of volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons. Terpenes are aroma and taste molecules that produce the characteristic smells and flavors of flowers, herbs and spices. Terpenes are used by plants to attract pollinators, repel pests and discourage herbivores. Limonene, for example, gives citrus its characteristic aroma and is also found in rosemary, juniper, peppermint and Cannabis. Terpenes are also biosynthetic building blocks for various phytochemicals including THCA, the acidic precursor chemical to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).Start testing for Terpenes
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.Start testing for Potency
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.Start testing for Mycotoxins
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).Start testing for Residual Solvents
We have introduced modern molecular methods to more quickly and precisely quantify the specific bacterial contaminants in Cannabis products. With quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR), we test your products for bacteria, in 24-36 hours. We enrich the aerobic bacterial community from your sample, then extract its DNA and target DNA sequences specific to the pathogens we are testing for. qPCR allows us to exponentially copy these sequences – or amplify them – over time. This process allows us to detect a single live cell per gram of product.Start testing for Microbials
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.Start testing for Heavy Metals
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 triple mass spectrometers, ensuring the maximum number of pesticides are detected and positively identified.Start testing for Pesticides
Kaycha Labs is a leading provider of stability testing services and accelerated stability studies for Cannabis products.
Understanding the stability of a product or material against the effects of time, temperature and/or humidity is an important part of product development. While this is vital to the pharmaceutical industry, it is of equal importance to the consumer product, food, and beverage industries. Kaycha Labs has the testing facilities to safely conduct the desired stability or shelf-life study, as well as the corresponding analytical testing to evaluate the effects of the storage conditions.
We perform stability studies and accelerated stability testing on many different products and materials, and under varied storage conditions. Whether you require long term stability storage conditions or accelerated storage conditions, Kaycha Labs has experience in performing stability testing for cannabis products under cGMP and GLP requirements and guidelines. We can develop methods for testing stability samples, or follow prescribed testing procedures such as US Pharmacopeia and EPA OPPTS requirements. Kaycha Labs has many different capabilities for storage stability testing. Whether it is a simple titration, corrosion evaluation, and pH determination to evaluate changes in an active ingredient over time; or more complex testing requiring HPLC, GCMS, LCMS, qPCR and ICPMS to determine the presence of impurities or leachable components, we can meet your testing needs.
Shelf life is defined as the time necessary for CBD to degrade to 90% of its original concentration. Hemp products will remain stable when stored under recommended storage conditions. Thus, an expiration date is the date beyond which it is predicted that the product may no longer retain fitness for use.
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.
United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
International Standards Organization (ISO)
United States Department of Agriculture: Food Safety and Inspection Services.
Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC)
Our ISO 17025:2017 and AOAC accreditation for Florida and Kentucky
Our ISO 17025:2017 accreditation for PhytaTech in Colorado
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We have a fleet of Nissan NV200 vans available in Florida and Colorado. Our fleet of vehicles are equipped with real time GPS tracking, camera survelliance and freezers to maintain sample quality. Custom sample kits allow us to quickly collect samples and return to the lab. This allows us to return same day to our labs and begin the intake process for your samples. Our vans are located throughout the state providing fast sample pick ups from any location within a few hours.
We have 7 vehicles and are available for pickups with 24 hours notice and regularly scheduled days.
We usually provide 48 hour turnaround from pickup to COA.
5 vehicles in Florida, 2 in California, and 2 in Colorado
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