Molecular methods such as quantitative polymer chain reaction (qPCR) have gained significant momentum for use in microbial testing of cannabis. Here are a few key considerations for use of these methods and commercial kits.
We discuss three “C”s of contaminants testing – complexity, compliance, and costs, and the importance these bear on the success of operations.
This article describes the basic principles of the major types of microwave digestion technology and offers suggestions as to which might be the best approach for cannabis heavy metals testing based on sample matrix, digestion efficiency, sample throughput, productivity, and overall cost of analysis.
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) methods have become the state-of-the-art in cannabis testing, producing the highest sensitivity and specificity for metal contaminants analysis – but how do these techniques work?