Fall 2017 Test


Enrollment for the Fall 2017 Test begins Monday, September 25. Purchasing any of the Emerald Tests™ automatically enrolls the lab in the program. All tests require Overnight Shipping, which is included in the price of the test.

Below are the general instructions for all tests.


The Fall 2017 Emerald Test™ offers a broad range of PTs to meet a laboratory’s internal and regulatory needs.


The Potency Test is comprised of a 5-part cannabinoid matrix in 1mL of Acetonitrile. The test contains 0-1000 µg/mL of THC, THC-A, CBD, CBD-A, and CBN.


The Pesticides Test is comprised of the following 22 analytes in hemp matrix, with quantities ranging from 0-1000 ng/g. A blank matrix sample is also provided.

  • Abamectin
  • Acequinocyl
  • Azoxystrobin
  • Bifenazate
  • Bifenthrin
  • Cyfluthrin
  • Daminozide
  • Etoxazole
  • Fenoxyocarb
  • Imazalil
  • Imadacloprid
  • Malathion
  • Myclobutanil
  • Paclobutrazole
  • Permethrin
  • Pyrethrins
  • Spinosad
  • Spiromesifen
  • Spirotretsamat
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Tebuconazole
  • Trifloxystrobin
Residual Solvents

The Residual Solvents Test is offered in 2 parts for stability.

n,n-dimethylacetamide Hemp Oil Matrix
  • n-butane 0-1000μg/mL
  • iso-butane 0-1000μg/mL
  • benzene 0-1000μg/g
  • m-xylene 0-1000μg/g
  • p-xylene 0-1000μg/g
  • o-xylene 0-1000μg/g
  • toluene 0-1000μg/g
  • n-heptane 0-1000μg/g
  • n-hexane 0-1000μg/g
  • methanol 0-1000μg/g
  • ethanol 0-1000μg/g
Microbial 1

The Microbial Panel 1 Test consists of 4 individual samples for quantitative determination of APC, Coliform/E.coli, Yeast/Mold, and Enterobacteriaceae. Samples are prepared in hemp matrix inoculated with organisms of interest and is lyophilized for stability.

Microbial 2

The Microbial Panel 2 Test consists of 3 samples for qualitative identification of salmonella spp. in hemp matrix. Samples are inoculated with either salmonella or non-pathogenic, non-salmonella species.

 Heavy Metals

The Heavy Metals Test is offered in 2 parts.

Part 1 in Solution:
for Cannabis Marijuana Heavy Metals
Part 2 in Hemp:
for Cannabis Heavy Metals
  • aresenic reported as 0-25μg/L
  • cadmium reported as 0-25μg/L
  • lead reported as 0-25μg/L
  • mercury reported as 0-25μg/L
  • aresenic 0-50μg/g
  • cadmium 0-25μg/g
  • lead 0-25μg/g
  • mercury 0-10μg/g
 Terpenes Test

The Terpenes Test consists of a hemp oil sample fortified with 10 of the most commonly-analyzed terpenes in the cannabis industry at concentration ratios representative of cannabis flower samples.

  • a-pinene
  • b-pinene
  • b-myrcene
  • 3-carene
  • a-terpinene
  • 0-2000µg/g
  • 0-2000µg/g
  • 0-2000µg/g
  • 0-2000µg/g
  • 0-2000µg/g
  • d-limonene
  • linalool
  • beta caryophyllene
  • humulene
  • a-bisabolol
  • 0-2000µg/g
  • 0-2000µg/g
  • 0-2000µg/g
  • 0-2000µg/g
  • 0-2000µg/g


Once labs complete the tests, results will be submitted though the secure AOCS online portal. All submitted data will be received by AOCS for processing and analysis using ISO 13528:2015 software and standards for ILC/PTs.