Accredited Analytical Services

ICCI’s partner laboratories are qualified, high-end facilities that provide analytical testing and research services.  All partner laboratories are nationally and internationally accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 standards, and are certified by the ICCI PFC - Patient Focused Certification program, ensuring high-quality results and superior laboratory practices. 

Our partner laboratories can conduct extensive analysis and testing on cannabis plant material as well as cannabis-based products (e.g. oils, extracts, cosmetics, foods etc.), including:

Characterization of the natural composition:

The concentration of major phytocannabinoids for which analytical standards are commercially available; ISO 17025 accredited method.

· Analytes (13 phytocannabinoids): cannabidiol (CBD), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆9-THC), delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆8-THC), delta-9-tetrahydrocannabidiolic acid (∆9-THCA), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), cannabidivarine (CBDV), cannabidivarinic acid (CBDVA), tetrahydrocannabidivarine (THCV), cannabicyclol (CBC)

· Method: UHPLC-MS/MS target analysis

 

Profile of all major and minor phytocannabinoids, and other bioactive compounds present in a product; ISO 17025 accredited method.

· Analytes: over 240 phytocannabinoids and 150 other bioactive compounds (e.g. flavonoids, phenols, terpenoids, amides, fatty acids, phytosterols, spermidine alkaloids etc.)

· Method: UHPLC-HRMS/MS screening (without quantification)

 

The concentration of major (semi)volatile terpenes; ISO 17025 accredited method

· Analytes (35 mono- and sesquiterpenes): α-pinene, camphene, sabinene, β-pinene, myrcene, α-phellandrene, 3-carene, α-terpinene, 4-isopropyltoluene, limonene, cineole, β-ocimene, γ-terpinene, sabinene hydrate, α-terpinolene, fenchone, linalool, fenchol, isopulegol, camphor, isoborneol, borneol, menthol, terpineol-1, pulegone, geraniol, geranyl acetate, α-cedrene, trans-caryophyllene, α-humulene, trans-nerolidol, caryophyllene oxide, guaiol, α-bisabolol, phytol

· Method: GC-(HR)MS  target analysis

Analysis of possible contaminants:

The concentration of pesticide residues; ISO 17025 accredited method

· Analytes (over 350 pesticide residues): residues of all pesticides involved in EU monitoring programs

· Method: UHPLC-MS/MS + GC-MS/MS target analysis (a combination of two complementary methods to cover the entire scope of analytes)

 

The concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); ISO 17025 accredited method

· Analytes (12 PAHs): benzo[a]pyrene, chrysene, benzo[a]anthracene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, dibenzo[a,h]anthracene, benzo[g,h,i]perylene, indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene, phenanthrene, anthracene, fluoranthene, pyrene

· Method: HPLC-FLD target analysis

 

Solvent residues (GC-HRMS methods

 

Heavy (toxic) metals  (ICP-MS method)

 

General microbiology analysis

 

After the final analysis, you will be provided with an accredited test report issued by the laboratory.

Cannabis Analytical Consulting Services

ICCI’s partner laboratories are available to consult with you on results obtained by their laboratory, or results from analyses performed by other laboratories.  They can also provide guidance on required analytical services, including recommendations on the types of analyses that should be performed on specific samples, or planning a customized analytical strategy that may include methods that are outside the scope of general testing (e.g. metabolomic analysis).


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