Cannabis Mycotoxin Screenings

What's Potency Testing?

Plant matter, including marijuana, are ideal breeding grounds of many types microbials such as bacteria and molds.  Many of the mold species are capable of creating compounds that are known for causing certain diseases and cancers-mycotoxins.  Patients that are experiencing immune system impairments are at high risk from mycotoxin contaminated products. 

The major groups of mycotoxins include: Aflatoxins, Ochratoxin, Citrinin, Ergot, Patulin and Fusarim. Aflatoxin B1, aflatoxin B2, aflatoxin G1, aflatoxin G2 and ochratoxin A are the most commonly regulated. Check with your state for which mycotoxins are required to be tested and what their maximum permitted levels are.

Depending on the application and detection level needed a laboratory could use an HPLC instruments or a Fluorometer to measure mycotoxins in cannabis..

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High Pressure Liquid Chromatography

GC Potency Testing

A common way to measure contaminants such as mycotoxins is to employ a High Pressure Liquid Chromatography system. The HPLC detector used is a Fluorescence Detector (FLD) and a Post Column Reactor. Some applications have also called for the HPLC to be coupled with a ultraviolet (UV) or diode/photodiode array (DAD/PDA) detectors.

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Fluorometer

Fluorometer Mycotoxin Testing

The Fluorometer accurately measures down to extremely low PPT concentrations of mycotoxins in Cannabis. Stored testing protocols provide for a digital readout in PPM, PPB, PPT, mg/kg, μg/kg, or ng/kg concentration units without requiring any conversion.

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* GenTech Scientific does not support or promote the use of its products or services in connection with the illegal use, cultivation or trade of cannabis products. GenTech Scientific products are intended to be used for research use only purposes or state-approved medical research. Please reference your government, state and local regulations for testing requirements.