Certified Testing, Accurate Data.
Certified Testing Services
Full Panel and Research & Development testing services for Florida Cannabis and National CBD businesses.
Cannabinoid Potency Testing
We quantify 16 different cannabinoids that may be in your product using Ultra High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC).
Terpenes are the aromatic compounds that contribute to the smell and flavor of your product. Through gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS), we can measure up to 21 different terpenes.
Heavy Metals Testing
As a bioaccumulator, cannabis is very good at absorbing chemicals and metals from the soil. Our precise analysis will ensure that your products are safe to consume.
Pesticides are commonly used on cannabis during cultivation to control pests such as insects. At high levels, pesticides are carcinogenic and can cause serious harm to consumers. We use ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS), to detect and quantify pesticides at low part per billion levels.
Spinosad A and D
Mycotoxins are compounds produced by fungi that can cause disease and even death. For this reason, it is important to ensure consumers that your products are free of these toxins. We use liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) to detect any trace of mycotoxins in your marijuana and hemp products.
Microorganisms such as E. coli thrive in the environments cannabis plants grow in. If consumed, these organisms can cause serious harm. We use microarray / qPCR technology to accurately detect microbiological activity in your cannabis or hemp.
Moisture Content/ Water Activity
Testing for moisture content and water activity is crucial, especially for cannabis and hemp plants that may have had exposure to excess moisture. High moisture content opens the opportunity for potentially harmful microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria. Certified Testing and Data uses AquaLab 4TE water-activity meter and a moisture analyzer to determine water content.
Hop Latent Virus Testing
Detection of the cannabinoid suppressing viroid also known as HLV, HLVd, or HpLVd, utilizing qPCR. Symptoms of HLV include stunted trichromes, stunted growth, brittle stems, and lower flower mass. We can also help develop an environmental monitoring program to ensure your sanitation practices are robust and effective.
Testing your products based on real world stability and variables and how your products are affected the longer they are stored on shelves. We can conduct all of our tests at different accelerated time points to determine shelf life, as well as if any contaminants are introduced. This will help producers to optimize packing and ideal storing conditions to maximize the shelf life and maintain the safety of your products.
Why Test With Us?
Our Team of Experts
Need help understanding your data? Our analytical experts are equipped with years of education and experience to help you understand what you have and how to move forward.
Our state-of-the-art facilities feature best-in-class design and functionality. Allowing for us to have the largest capacity lab of this kind in the country. Centrally located to serve the industry.
Instruments & Technology
All of our instruments are purchased new and offer us the best configuration to provide quality data at scale. Our Software, with our constantly improving LIMs systems, focused on making it easier to track and trend your data.
Best in Class COAs
Our Certificates of Analysis have all of the information you need, front and center. Reviewing the cannabinoid and terpene profiles of your new strain has never been so easy.
We are dedicated to providing best in class customer service. We are on stand by, ready to help you solve any problem you may have and make your day.
Our services are fast and reliable. With the ability to rush, no matter how small or large the order.
The chemical composition of your product is unique to the matrix (flower, tincture, edibles, lotions, etc.). Analysis of each matrix is just as complex and requires specialized techniques. For example, Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) is used to test cannabis beverages. At Certified Testing & Data, we are equipped with the proper instruments to analyze any matrix you send us.
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions.
In 2016, Florida passed Amendment 2, the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, legalizing medical cannabis for qualified patients with authorization by a certified physician. As a result, Florida Senate published Florida Statutes 381.986 – Medical Use of Marijuana, guidelines for the agriculture, manufacturing, distribution, testing, possession, and consumption of medical marijuana.
Certified Testing & Data meets all requirements to serve as a Marijuana Testing Laboratory under 381.986.
Under 381.986, Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers are required to work with a certified Marijuana Testing Laboratory to ensure products meet potency, pesticide, and contaminant limitations.
A Full Panel Test with Certified Testing & Data includes the following:
*Dependent on matrix
** for nonflower products
According to a 64-4.016 (draft) by The Florida Department of Health
Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), sample sizes should follow these requirements:
Dried Marijuana: At least 0.1% of the total weight and no less than 10g of each processed batch.
Derivative Products: At least 1% of the total volume, but no less than 5 ml, of each processed batch.
Edibles: At least 5% of the total weight for solids, but no less than 15 g, or at least 5% of the total volume for liquids or semisolids, but no less than 10 ml, of each processed batch.
Marijuana Testing Laboratories are required to provide reliable sample transport from a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center back to the laboratory. Certified Testing & Data goes above and beyond to ensure samples are transported safely and in a controlled environment. We do everything we can to minimize any environmental or human factors during transport that may alter the chemical composition of your product(s).
Certified Testing & Data laboratories are filled with sensitive specialized instrumentation and cannabis/hemp experts carrying out validated methodologies. The data we provide to you is as accurate as it gets.