We want clients to know that they have the industry’s leading products and consumers to know the same. This is why we don’t just offer a wide array of cannabis testing; we go the extra mile to help our clients thoroughly understand our process and effectively optimize theirs.
Our potency test implements advanced instrumentation and specialized methodology to identify and quantify select cannabinoids. We test for CBDV, CBGA, CBDA, CBG, CBD, THCV, CBN, Delta-9 THC, CBC and THCA. As one of the first laboratories to be certified for potency testing, we’ve now run thousands upon thousands of tests on just about every type of cannabis product. This has allowed us to fine-tune our potency test for any type of sample that comes our way. Our methods are validated for selectivity, linearity, precision and accuracy through both experimental design and statistical analysis to bring you the most accurate results possible.
We offer the most extensive pesticide analysis panel for marijuana products in the State of Colorado. Relying on our decades of analytical testing experience and advanced instrumentation, we developed a testing method capable of screening for the MED required 15 compound panel at reporting limits as low as 5 parts per billion. It’s likely this kind of scientific dedication that’s earned us a reputation as the most thorough, reliable laboratory in the industry. Gobi Analytical is not certified by the State of Colorado for pesticide testing. These analyses are for research and development purposes only.
|The MED Required Pesticide Panel|
Our microbial laboratory is run by experts in the food testing industry, incorporating the same standards of quality required by the USDA and FDA. We’ve combined advanced qPCR technology with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold plating to provide you full panel STEC (Shiga-toxin producing E. coli), Salmonella, and Total Yeast and Mold Count analyses in as little as two days. We’ve developed in-house research validations that allow us to optimize our methodology and include additional services beyond the minimum testing requirements.
In addition to the Colorado state-required microbial contaminants tests, we also deliver an array of food safety and research testing including water activity, pH, shelf stability, common pathogenic identification, and plant sex-typing.
Terpenes are the organic compounds that provide different stains of cannabis with different scents. Terpenes also play a pivotal role in the variation of effects different cannabis strains offer. In recent years, some researchers have even come to believe that terpenes are equally as powerful as cannabinoids in creating therapeutic properties. At Gobi Labs, we offer a comprehensive terpene analysis that reports on 21 different compounds. This allows you to provide your customers with detailed product classifications and useful insights on a product’s effects.
Gobi Analytical is not certified by the State of Colorado for terpene testing. These analyses are for research and development purposes only.
|Our Terpene Panel|
|delta 3 Carene|
Residual Solvent Testing
At Gobi Labs, we include the largest compilation of residual solvents in our standard analysis panel—including iso-butane, n-butane, heptane, benzene, toluene, hexane, and xylenes as specified by the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division. In addition to this required list of solvents, we also test for propane and ethanol upon request. And we do it all with a residual solvent screening method we’ve developed called rapid Static Headspace Gas Chromatography (SHS-GC).
With this method, the instrumentation is optimized for sensitivity and precision. The quantitation is performed by external standard analysis using flame ionization detection (FID). The SHS-GC method has been extensively tested and validated using internationally accepted guidelines with respect to specificity, linearity, range, detection and quantitation limits.
At Gobi Labs, we know we are the last line of defense against residual solvents. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that our clients are getting results they can trust.
While pH testing is not an MED required analysis, we’ve found that it can be highly useful for clients in the research and development phase. It’s especially helpful in guiding infused edible manufacturers through shelf stability testing protocols. We run multiple tests for each sample to provide our clients with the most accurate information possible.
Gobi Analytical is not certified by the State of Colorado for pH testing. These analyses are for research and development purposes only.
Water Activity Testing
Water activity testing results contribute greatly to the shelf stability analysis required by the Denver Health Department. At Gobi Labs, we use an Aqualab 4TEV instrument with the capability to analyze dew point and capacitance. This dual-analysis feature allows us to measure water activity in non-volatile samples—such as cookies and candies—as well as volatile samples—like ethanol extracts and ethanol-based tinctures.
We’ve also found that water activity testing can be useful for clients in the research and development phase. Our results can identify plant water content and help troubleshoot the presence of microbial contaminants.
Gobi Analytical is not certified by the State of Colorado for water activity testing. These analyses are for research and development purposes only.
Accuracy in dosing is important—especially when it comes to ingested products like edibles. This is why we offer testing to ensure that the THC in cannabis-infused products is evenly distributed.