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Cannabis ChemLab offers comprehensive environmental testing services to ensure cannabis product safety and quality. We detect and control microbial contaminants, screen for viroids and viruses, provide nutrient profiling, and offer gender detection tests. With our advanced testing capabilities, we help growers and producers maintain compliance and optimize cultivation practices.


Cannabis ChemLab employs surface swabbing and PCR or Petrifilm analysis for Microbial Contaminant Control. This method swiftly identifies and measures microbial contaminants on surfaces, ensuring adherence to regulations and product safety. Our precise testing ensures growers and producers can address any risks to their cannabis products effectively.

Cannabis Microbial Contaminants

Analytes of Interest

The analytes of interest for microbial contaminant control typically include total yeast and mold, total aerobic bacteria, and bile-tolerant gram-negative bacteria. These are common indicators of microbial contamination in cannabis products and cultivation environments.


qPCR and plating methods are crucial for detecting microbes in cannabis, with qPCR for fast, precise pathogen quantification and plating for identifying specific colonies, ensuring product safety and quality.


Terpene profiling identifies and quantifies the aromatic compounds in cannabis, covering key terpenes like myrcene, limonene, and pinene, providing insights into flavor, aroma, and potential therapeutic effects.

Hop Latent Viroid

Analytes of Interest

In virus and viroid testing, Cannabis ChemLab identifies specific genetic markers linked to harmful pathogens in cannabis plants. These markers include DNA or RNA sequences unique to viruses and viroids like Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV), Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd), Cannabis Cryptic Virus (CCV), Lettuce Chlorosis Virus (LCV), and others. Detection of these analytes helps growers prevent disease outbreaks and safeguard their crops.


Medicinal Genomics utilizes PCR assays and the Agilent Aria Mx Real-Time PCR System to detect pathogens in cannabis plants. The system uses fluorescent probes for real-time monitoring of DNA amplification, ensuring accurate and sensitive detection of pathogens. This technology enables Cannabis ChemLab to provide growers with reliable insights to protect their crops from harmful pathogens.


Microbial contaminant testing in cannabis utilizes plating methods for culturing and identifying live pathogens, and quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) for rapid, DNA-based detection, ensuring safety and compliance.

Cannabis Nutrients

Test Packages

Plant tissue nutrient testing evaluates the nutrient levels in cannabis plant tissues like leaves or stems. By analyzing essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and micronutrients, growers can optimize plant health, growth, and yield. This testing helps identify nutrient deficiencies or imbalances, enabling growers to adjust fertilization practices for better crop outcomes.


ICP-MS and Elementar instruments are vital for plant tissue nutrient testing, delivering accurate analysis of elemental content. ICP-MS detects trace elements, while Elementar analyzers use combustion to assess nutrient levels. These tools enable growers to optimize plant nutrition for better crop health.


Gender detection via PCR involves amplifying specific DNA regions to identify genetic markers associated with plant sex. By targeting sex chromosomes or genes responsible for gender determination, PCR can distinguish between male and female plants. This technique enables growers to identify and remove undesirable male plants early in the cultivation process, optimizing space and resources for female plant growth.

Cannabis Gender

Analytes of Interest

Gender detection via PCR targets genetic markers linked to plant sex, allowing growers to differentiate between male and female plants. By identifying and removing male plants early on, resources are optimized for the cultivation of desired female plants, enhancing overall yield and quality.


Gender detection via PCR relies on specialized instruments for DNA amplification and analysis. Thermal cyclers perform PCR to amplify target DNA sequences, while real-time PCR machines with fluorescent probes enable accurate detection. These tools provide growers with essential insights into plant gender, aiding in crop management and resource optimization.

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