Fall 2016 Test

ENROLLMENT & SHIPPING

Enrollment for the Fall 2016 Test was open from Thursday, September 1, through Friday, September 23rd, 5pm EST.  Purchasing any of the Emerald Tests automatically enrolls you in the program.  All tests require Overnight Shipping, which is included in the price of the test.  Pesticide and Microbial Tests will ship on October 11th, and arrive at your lab on October 12th.   Potency and Residual Solvents Tests will ship on October 18th, and arrive at your lab on October 19th.

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THE TESTS

The Fall 2016 Emerald Test offers a broad range of tests to meet a lab’s internal and regulatory needs.

potencyThe Potency Test was comprised off a 5-part cannabinoid matrix in 1mL of Acetonitrile.  The test contained from 10-1000 µg/mL of THC, THC-A, CBD, CBD-A, and CBN.

 

 

 

Pesticide-PT-400x400The Pesticides Test was comprised of the following 13 analytes in a matrix, with quantities ranging from 10-1200 µg/kg

  • Abamectin
  • Azoxystrobin
  • Bifenazate
  • Etoxazole
  • Imazalil
  • Imadacloprid
  • Malathion
  • Myclobutanil
  • Permethrin
  • Spinosad
  • Spiromesifen
  • Spirotretsamat
  • Tebuconazole

 

residThe Residual Solvent Test was offered in a 2 parts for stability.

In Dimethylacetomide
In hemp oil matrix
  • n-butane 500-800ppm
  • iso-butane 500-800ppm
  • benzene 5-10ppm
  • m-xylene 2-10ppm
  • p-xylene 2-10ppm
  • o-xylene 2-10ppm
  • toluene 5-10ppm
  • heptane 500-800ppm
  • hexane 200-500ppm

 

Microbial-Panel-1-PT-400x400The Microbial Panel 1 Test was supplied as a 4 individual sample panel for quantitative determination of APC, Coliform/E.coli, Yeast/Mold and Enterobacteriaceae. Each vial was to be hydrated with 10mL of Butterfield’s Buffer prior to analysis.   Panel 1- Samples wewre prepared with natural hemp leaves and flowers inoculated with organisms of interest. Supplied in lypholized format for stability.

 

 

 

Microbial-Panel-2-PT-400x400The Microbial Panel 2 Test was supplied as a 3 sample panel for qualitative identification of salmonella spp. in hemp. One of these samples was positive for salmonella. Two of the samples of the panel contained non-pathogenic, non-salmonella species.

 

 

 

In conjunction with the Fall 2016 tests, we also offered:

 

 

 

 

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Submitting and reporting

Once labs complete the tests, results are to be submitted though an online portal.  Labs then received an email with a link with embedded credentials to securely input their results (instructions included in your shipment)   All labs must submit their results by Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, 5pm EST.

All submitted data was then  transferred to AOCS (American Oil Chemists Society) for processing and analysis using ISO 13528:2015 software and standards for ILC/PTs.  Preliminary reports will be  generated and returned to participants by Tuesday, November 15th.

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Spring 2016 Test Participating Labs

Anova Laboratory  BioTech Solutions Bona Fides Laboratory
Cascadia Labs CMT Laboratory Confidence Analaytics
CW Analytical DB Labs Delta Verde
Desert Valley Testing Dragon Analytical Excelsior Analytical
Flora Labs Freeman Lab Goat Labs
Gobi Analytical Grace Analytical Green Grower Labs
Green Leaf Humboldt Quality Assurance Laboratories Integrity Labs
Kenevir Research KS Labs Legend Technical Services
Medicine Creek Analytics OG Analytical pH Labs
Pharmlabs Pre Med Testing ProVerde Labs
PSI Labs SC Labs Steadfast Lab
The Spott  Steep Hill Labs – WA Steep Hill Labs – CA
Steep Hill Labs – NM Trace Analytics Washington  State
The Werc Shop

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Questions?

If you have any questions about the Emerald Test, please call Kirsten Blake at 805-235-5353