Potency testing begins with the extraction of the cannabinoids. Testing Technologies uses the most advanced extraction techniques in the industry. Our extraction methods guarantee that the molecules of interest are fully extracted and not left behind. Incomplete extractions can result in low and inaccurate results.
Our extraction method is not only the best in the industry, it is also significantly less wasteful and more environmentally friendly than other methods currently in use. Our method uses less than 50% of the amount of solvents that is typically used during the extraction process making it not only the most accurate, but also the most sustainable.
Testing Technologies utilizes High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to quantify cannabinoids in the full range of I-502 products. We use validated methods that have been peer reviewed and optimized for accurate and precise analysis.
Our analysis identifies and quantifies the amount of total Cannabidiol (CBDA + CBD), Tetrahydrocannabinol (∆9THCA + ∆9THC + ∆8THC), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabichromene (CBC) and Cannabigerol (CBGA +CBG).
We believe that the HPLC method is superior to GC/FID because it provides detection for a wider range of cannabinoids. For example GC/FID does not measure THCA or CBDA because the process of the FID decarboxylates those cannabinoids before they can be measured.