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Cannabis

In pursuit of our continued mission to support the industry’s needs and protect public health, Columbia Food Labs is offering Vitamin E Acetate testing on cannabis extracts as of September 16, 2019.

The use of Vitamin E Acetate as a cutting agent for vape juices and cannabis extracts has been linked to serious respiratory illnesses. While approved by the FDA for human consumption, Vitamin E Acetate has not been approved for inhalation, specifically Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate.

The specific compound linked to the illnesses is Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate. Pixis Labs can quantitate Alpha Tocopherol and Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate using High Performance Liquid Chromatography with a limit of quantitation of 0.2% in cannabis extracts.

Pixis Labs validated the method using both cannabis extracts and glycerol. The recovery rate for the two matrices is 94-110%, based on LOQ validations at 0.2% in matrix.

The other isomers (gamma, delta and beta) are much less common and are not included in the screen at this point.

Testing information:

  • Matrix: Cannabis Extract
  • Sample Size: 3-5 Grams
  • Turnaround time: 8 business days, no rush available
  • Alpha Tocopherol and Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Recovery: 94-110%
  • Form: Attached COC
  • Cannabis Extract LOQ: 0.2%
  • Instrument: HPLC
  • Price: $140/ sample

Sample Submission:

Please send/deliver a completed and signed Chain of Custody, payment, and the minimum sample size in a sealed and labeled container to:

12423 NE Whitaker Way, Portland OR 97230

Reports will be sent as a PDF to the email listed on the COC.

Columbia Food Labs is ORELAP Accredited

Columbia Food Labs - Cannabis Testing

Cannabis Lab Testing

Oregon requires all cannabis testing laboratories to be accredited by ORELAP (Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program),

Our ORELAP accreditation means that our laboratory has both the proper quality systems and the technical capabilities to perform the required testing.
 

Cannabis Testing

 
Microbiology: 333-007-0390

We consistently score at or near 100% in microbiology proficiency testing from the American Proficiency Institute.  We provide services for a wide range of sectors including pathogen testing, quality indicators, Mycotoxins, sanitation monitoring, product testing, and shelf life studies.  Even if you have your own in-house QC lab, we can help with confirmation and consultation, if the need arises.

Pesticide Free Certification

Get “Pesticide Free” Label Now

Pesticide Free Certification

Our expanded pesticide analysis with a state-approved certification label for Oregon cannabis products and CBD products nationally. The method was developed in-house to screen 379 pesticides by LC/MS/MS and GC/MS/MS; 320 more analytes than is required for compliance in Oregon.

The screen will include the compliant pesticide testing for the state, which is reported, and allow cannabis producers to label their products “pesticide free” when they clear the action levels for expanded analysis.

For Oregon cannabis producers, each composited sample will represent up to 5 batches of the usable flower.

For CBD producers/processors, with different regulations to navigate in different markets, this expanded test provides quality assurance and acts as a potential precursor for national testing regulations.

Pesticides: 333-007-0400

We are the pesticide experts. Our lab performs most comprehensive testing the industry. Our knowledge of pesticides and cannabis will assure that your product is pure and ready to stand out in the competitive marketplace.

We will test for the OLCC required list and go beyond that list so you can have peace of mind and the competitive advantage to make claims of purity for over 600 other pesticides.

We are one of the few labs that offer testing for the imidazolinone “imi’s” type of herbicides (Pursuit, Arsenal, Scepter, Raptor and Cadre) and the sulfonylurea herbicides “the SU’s” and  comprehensive individual tests for many of the more difficult to analyze pesticides such as glyphosate, spinosad and mesotrione.

Residual Solvents: 333-007-0410

Super-concentrated forms of Cannabis, or extracts, has become more popular in recent years. Solvents are often used to extract cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material.

Testing for Residual Solvents ensures that the producer’s concentration process is sound. It also verifies the use of impurity-free, high-quality solvents and confirms the proper and complete purging processes has been performed.

Our tests confirm that your product represents the highest quality standards available on the market.

Homogeneity: 333-007-0420

We will provide a COA demonstrating the consistency of your Extracts and infused products.

Potency: 333-007-0430

Cannabis potency is a crucial and popular known measurement of cannabis quality. Accurate potency levels determine safe and precise dosage levels.

Inaccurate results can ruin a producer’s reputation, lower your crop values and negatively affect your customer’s experience. Our best in class methodologies coupled with the most powerful instruments available supply our clients with legally defensible results every time.

Labeling: 333-007-0770

We provide basic FDA nutritional labeling plus optional nutrients, vitamins, major food allergen. We also do analysis for quality parameters, contaminants and preservatives.  Please ask us about your specific needs.

Sampling:

For questions about sampling or to schedule a sampling event please email: sampling@pixislabs.com


Visit Pixis Labs Website

 

Cannabis

In pursuit of our continued mission to support the industry’s needs and protect public health, Columbia Food Labs is offering Vitamin E Acetate testing on cannabis extracts as of September 16, 2019.

The use of Vitamin E Acetate as a cutting agent for vape juices and cannabis extracts has been linked to serious respiratory illnesses. While approved by the FDA for human consumption, Vitamin E Acetate has not been approved for inhalation, specifically Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate.

The specific compound linked to the illnesses is Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate. Pixis Labs can quantitate Alpha Tocopherol and Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate using High Performance Liquid Chromatography with a limit of quantitation of 0.2% in cannabis extracts.

Pixis Labs validated the method using both cannabis extracts and glycerol. The recovery rate for the two matrices is 94-110%, based on LOQ validations at 0.2% in matrix.

The other isomers (gamma, delta and beta) are much less common and are not included in the screen at this point.

Testing information:

  • Matrix: Cannabis Extract
  • Sample Size: 3-5 Grams
  • Turnaround time: 8 business days, no rush available
  • Alpha Tocopherol and Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Recovery: 94-110%
  • Form: Attached COC
  • Cannabis Extract LOQ: 0.2%
  • Instrument: HPLC
  • Price: $140/ sample

Sample Submission:

Please send/deliver a completed and signed Chain of Custody, payment, and the minimum sample size in a sealed and labeled container to:

12423 NE Whitaker Way, Portland OR 97230

Reports will be sent as a PDF to the email listed on the COC.

Columbia Food Labs is ORELAP Accredited

Columbia Food Labs - Cannabis Testing

Cannabis Lab Testing

Oregon requires all cannabis testing laboratories to be accredited by ORELAP (Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program),

Our ORELAP accreditation means that our laboratory has both the proper quality systems and the technical capabilities to perform the required testing.
 

Cannabis Testing

 
Microbiology: 333-007-0390

We consistently score at or near 100% in microbiology proficiency testing from the American Proficiency Institute.  We provide services for a wide range of sectors including pathogen testing, quality indicators, Mycotoxins, sanitation monitoring, product testing, and shelf life studies.  Even if you have your own in-house QC lab, we can help with confirmation and consultation, if the need arises.

Pesticide Free Certification

Get “Pesticide Free” Label Now

Pesticide Free Certification

Our expanded pesticide analysis with a state-approved certification label for Oregon cannabis products and CBD products nationally. The method was developed in-house to screen 379 pesticides by LC/MS/MS and GC/MS/MS; 320 more analytes than is required for compliance in Oregon.

The screen will include the compliant pesticide testing for the state, which is reported, and allow cannabis producers to label their products “pesticide free” when they clear the action levels for expanded analysis.

For Oregon cannabis producers, each composited sample will represent up to 5 batches of the usable flower.

For CBD producers/processors, with different regulations to navigate in different markets, this expanded test provides quality assurance and acts as a potential precursor for national testing regulations.

Pesticides: 333-007-0400

We are the pesticide experts. Our lab performs most comprehensive testing the industry. Our knowledge of pesticides and cannabis will assure that your product is pure and ready to stand out in the competitive marketplace.

We will test for the OLCC required list and go beyond that list so you can have peace of mind and the competitive advantage to make claims of purity for over 600 other pesticides.

We are one of the few labs that offer testing for the imidazolinone “imi’s” type of herbicides (Pursuit, Arsenal, Scepter, Raptor and Cadre) and the sulfonylurea herbicides “the SU’s” and  comprehensive individual tests for many of the more difficult to analyze pesticides such as glyphosate, spinosad and mesotrione.

Residual Solvents: 333-007-0410

Super-concentrated forms of Cannabis, or extracts, has become more popular in recent years. Solvents are often used to extract cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material.

Testing for Residual Solvents ensures that the producer’s concentration process is sound. It also verifies the use of impurity-free, high-quality solvents and confirms the proper and complete purging processes has been performed.

Our tests confirm that your product represents the highest quality standards available on the market.

Homogeneity: 333-007-0420

We will provide a COA demonstrating the consistency of your Extracts and infused products.

Potency: 333-007-0430

Cannabis potency is a crucial and popular known measurement of cannabis quality. Accurate potency levels determine safe and precise dosage levels.

Inaccurate results can ruin a producer’s reputation, lower your crop values and negatively affect your customer’s experience. Our best in class methodologies coupled with the most powerful instruments available supply our clients with legally defensible results every time.

Labeling: 333-007-0770

We provide basic FDA nutritional labeling plus optional nutrients, vitamins, major food allergen. We also do analysis for quality parameters, contaminants and preservatives.  Please ask us about your specific needs.

Sampling:

For questions about sampling or to schedule a sampling event please email: sampling@pixislabs.com