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Heavy Metals

Mass Spectral Data
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The Agilent 7850 ICP-MS offers distinct advantages over other instrument suppliers like those employing Ultra High Matrix Introduction (UHMI) systems, such as handling matrix levels up to 25% Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). While UHMI systems excel in handling high matrix samples, the Agilent instrument surpasses in sensitivity, accuracy, and versatility for trace element analysis in the cannabis industry.

Its superior sensitivity allows for the detection of trace elements at extremely low concentrations, even in complex matrices like cannabis extracts. Additionally, the Agilent 7850 ICP-MS ensures reliable and reproducible results crucial for regulatory compliance and product quality assurance, making it the preferred choice for cannabis testing laboratories. With its robustness and user-friendly operation, the Agilent 7850 ICP-MS stands out as the instrument of choice for trace element analysis, providing unparalleled performance and reliability in demanding analytical environments.

ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) more generally is a powerful analytical technique used in the cannabis industry to detect and quantify trace elements in cannabis products. In this context, cannabis samples are first prepared by digesting them into a solution, which is then introduced into an argon plasma generated by an ICP torch. The intense heat of the plasma ionizes the atoms in the sample, converting them into positively charged ions.

These ions are then extracted and introduced into a mass spectrometer, where they are separated based on their mass-to-charge ratio (m/z). This separation allows for the identification and quantification of individual elements present in the sample. By measuring the abundance of ions at specific mass-to-charge ratios, ICP-MS provides highly sensitive and accurate detection of trace elements in cannabis, including heavy metals and other contaminants.

ICP-MS is particularly valuable in the cannabis industry for ensuring product safety and compliance with regulatory standards. By monitoring trace elements in cannabis products, ICP-MS helps to identify potential health hazards and ensure that products meet quality and safety requirements for consumer consumption. Overall, ICP-MS plays a critical role in quality control and assurance in the cannabis industry, providing reliable and precise analysis of trace elements to ensure product safety and compliance.

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Heavy Metals Analysis

Our heavy metals analysis service meticulously quantifies a wide range of elements beyond just Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury, encompassing a large number of elements simultaneously to provide a complete analysis of your product's metals content.


ICP-MS is like a super-sensitive scanner that checks cannabis for tiny bits of stuff that could be harmful, like heavy metals. It works by turning cannabis into a liquid and zapping it with a super hot plasma to see what's inside. This helps make sure cannabis products are safe to use by checking for any sneaky stuff that shouldn't be there.

Agilent 7850-ICP-MS
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