A broad spectrum of testing services
Mandatory cannabis testing does not have to be intimidating, mysterious, or time consuming. Unitech services are designed to meet all state required testing – from potency to pesticides – with most results provided within a week. We will also work with clients on research and development, new product testing, while providing them the most current information on compliance.
Unitech laboratory utilizes highly advanced Shimadzu equipment. Originating in Japan in 1875, Shimadzu has grown into the leading provider of cannabis testing products globally. Its Analytical Division is one of the largest manufacturers of instrumentation in the world. This machinery delivers the fastest and most efficient cannabis testing results on the market today.
Our state-of-the-art Shimadzu instruments enable us to quantify concentrations of 20 cannabinoids and provide a comprehensive report for each product.
Terpene Profiling (partial list)
Assessing terpenes is important, as they play a critical role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains, with some promoting relaxation and others mental acuity. We identify 41 individual terpenes.
Pesticides Screening (partial list)
We offer sensitive and comprehensive pesticide screening that can detect trace amounts of chemical pesticides in dried cannabis flowers, edibles, and concentrates.
Heavy Metals Screening
The cannabis plant is excellent at soaking up whatever the roots encounter; unfortunately, that means harmful heavy metals can be absorbed into the plant. Unitech Labs will detect heavy metals at concentrations as low as parts per billion.
Residual solvents are leftover chemicals used in the process of extracting cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant. Comprehensive residual solvent screening is conducted using the most advanced Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry, along with a headspace auto-sampler.
Exposure to micro organisms such as molds and bacteria cause health problems and can be particularly dangerous to people with compromised immune systems. Unitech utilizes qPCR technology for microbial safety testing.
The water activity of a cannabis sample is a measure of the amount of “free” water that is available for organisms to grow. Too high of a number indicates that a large percentage of water that can be used by microbes and therefore cause sample contamination.
The moisture content of a sample is the quantity of water contained within it. This value in cannabis gives an idea of the curing process and ensures maximum shelf stability. Some moisture is acceptable, yet if too much is present the sample has increased susceptibility of contamination.