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Consumables & Reagents for Cannabis & Hemp

PerkinElmer’s ONE Pesticide420™ ISO 17034 CRM Reagent Kit (the “Kit”) saves laboratories time and energy by providing users with pre-formatted pesticide and mycotoxin CRM calibration reagents, QC standards and lab consumables from a single source.  Ready to use out of the box without any additional dilution or mixing steps each Kit is designed to test up to 500 samples and help laboratories meet state testing requirements in states that include some or all of the analytes found in the California and Oregon cannabis testing regulations as of March, 2021. These Kits also contain a panel of isotopically labelled reference internal standards developed specifically to meet the challenges found when testing cannabis & hemp samples for pesticide residues. 

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Pesticide and Mycotoxin Testing

ONE Pesticide420™ ISO 17034 CRM Reagent & Consumable Kit 

The Kit provides a complete set of certified reference standards (CRMs) for 77 different pesticides and 5 mycotoxins designed to help laboratories meet the pesticide testing requirements in states that include some or all of the analytes found in the California and Oregon cannabis testing regulations as of March, 2021. The Kits contain a panel of isotopically labelled internal standards to allow the quantitation of the pesticides and mycotoxins in a cannabis or hemp matrix. Specifically, the reagent Kit includes:

  • 8 x Calibrator Vials consisting of 77 pesticide standards, 5 Mycotoxin standards, and 30 Internal Standards from 1ng/mL to 250 ng/mL
  • 1 x Intermediate Standard mix at 1µg/mL for Laboratory Control Samples (LCS) Preparation
  • 3 x Quality Control Standard Vials
    • 75 ng/mL Initial Calibration Verification (ICV) Standard prepared from a second Lot
    • 15 and 175 ng/mL Continuing Calibration Verification (CCV) Standards
  • 1 x Internal Standard vial containing 30 Internal Standards

In addition, the supporting consumable Kit includes laboratory sample preparation hardware to prepare up to 500 cannabis and hemp samples for quantitative pesticide residue analysis. The consumables Kit includes:

  • 200 x autosampler LC-MSMS vials for calibrators & quality controls
  • 700 x autosampler LC-MSMS vial caps
  • 500 x 2 mL amber vials
  • 500 x nylon syringe filters
  • 500 x disposable syringes
  • 500 x 50 mL graduate conical tubes

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Heavy Metals Testing

Harmful toxic elements can be absorbed into the cannabis plant and, even if at trace levels, they can still be harmful to end consumers. As such, it’s important to measure the toxic elemental content of plants and plant materials. To help ensure accuracy and compliance, our Titan MPS and NexION ICP-MS includes a detailed SOP that allows heavy metals such as Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, and Cadmium, to be quantified in a cannabis lab.

Digestion, Testing, and Validation of Heavy Metals in Cannabis

Owing to the toxicity of heavy metals, it is increasingly important to test cannabis flowers and other cannabis derivatives so that patient and consumer safety is maintained as the use of cannabis becomes more common. This need has translated into an increasing demand for testing cannabis flowers and other cannabis derivatives for toxins such as the heavy metals cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg). In this application note, we present data to illustrate the successful validation of the Titan MPS™ Microwave Sample Preparation System and the NexION® ICP-MS for the determination of heavy metals in cannabis flower according to the validation protocols set in USP General Chapter <233>, which are commonly used for evaluation of the levels of elemental impurities in samples.

Residual Solvents & Terpene Testing

The determination and understanding of terpenes and residual solvents concentrations are critical phases of cannabis testing.

PerkinElmer has developed a methods for residual solvent and terpene analysis on the GC/MS-HS that are the fastest in the indsutry, allowing Labs the greatest effeciency.

Analysis of Residual Solvents in Cannabis Concentrates

Solvent such as supercritical CO2, butane, propane, other hydrocarbons, water, or alcohol are used to extract out the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material. In some cases, the solvent and impurities from the solvent remain in the extracted material. This study will shows the analysis of residual solvents using pressure-balanced headspace (HS) sample introduction coupled with Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Unambiguous separation of all compounds is obtained while maximizing sample throughput.

Potency Testing

Naturally occurring cannabinoids are the main biologically active components of the cannabis and hemp plant. Thanks to our collaboration with contract laboratories, we have developed industry-leading methods to allow you to run your potency testing with confidence and getting a fast return of investment. Our LC-based method chromatographically separates and quantifies 16 primary cannabinoids. In addition, our Spectrum Two FT-NIR determines THC/CDB potency ratio in ground cannabis flower. It is a quick and nondestructive method that requires little to no sample preparation, no hazardous chemicals, and allows the sample to be reused in other analyses.

Pathogen & Microbial Testing

Our products and solutions are intended to be used for analytical testing of cannabis in laboratories where such use is permitted under state and/or country law. We do not support or promote the use of its products or solutions in connection with illegal use. Further, we are not condoning the use of recreational or medical marijuana.

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