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We pride ourselves on offering our customers many other services to help in all aspects of your business. Whether you are looking to develop a new product, perfect an existing one, identify potential contamination in your facility, or identify a new strain you are developing, we are here to help. 

TERPENE

At 2 River 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.

 

Terpenes are organic compounds that provide different strains of cannabis with different scents and flavors. 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 2 River 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.

Terpene Analysis

Alpha Pinene
Camphene
Beta Myrcene
(-)-Beta Pinene
delta 3 Carene
Alpha Terpinene
Limonene
p-Cymene
B-ocimene
Gamma Terpinene

Terpinolene

Linalool(-)-Isopulegol

Geraniol

Beta Carophyllene

Alpha Humulene

Cis-Nerolidol

Trans-Nerolidol

(-)-Guaiol

(-)-Carophyl Oxide

Alpha Bisabolol

 

2 River Labs offers extensive pesticide analysis for a total of 66 pesticides exceeding the requirements for large productivity products, consistent with the Bureau of Cannabis Controls regulations and ISO accreditation standards.

 

2RL offers extensive pesticide analysis. Screening for a total of 66 pesticides, covering California’s Bureau of Cannabis Controls requirements. With our years of analytical testing experience and advanced instrumentation, we developed a validated method. We use the newest model of a Q Site LCMSMS that has the ability to detect the lowest level of pesticides reporting limits as low as 5 parts per billion. By identifying trace pesticides, fungicides, and PGR residues we are able to deliver results with precision and accuracy.

 

Our pesticide screening exceeds the requirements for large productivity products, consistent with the Bureau of Cannabis Controls regulations and ISO accreditation standards.

PESTICIDE

Category 1 pesticides

​Aldicarb

Carbofuran

Chlordane

Chlorfenapyr

Chlorpyrifos

Coumaphos

Daminozide

DDVP (Dichlorvos)

Dimethoate

Ethoprophos

Etofenprox

Fenoxycarb

Fipronil

Imazalil

Methiocarb

Methyl parathion

Mevinphos

Paclobutrazol

Propoxur

Spiroxamine

Thiacloprid

Category 1 pesticides

Abamectin        

Acephate            

Acequinocyl      

Acetamiprid      

Azoxystrobin      

Bifenazate        

Bifenthrin          

Boscalid           

Captan 

Carbaryl            

Chlorantraniliprole       

Clofentezine    

Cyfluthrin        

Cypermethrin    

Diazinon             

Dimethomorph  

Etoxazole          

Fenhexamid    

Fenpyroximate  

Flonicamid         

Fludioxonil       

Hexythiazox     

Imidacloprid

Kresoxim-methyl           

1Malathion        

Metalaxyl          

Methomyl         

Myclobutanil    

Naled    

Oxamyl 

Pentachloronitrobenzene         

Permethrin      

Phosmet           

Piperonyl Butoxide       

Prallethrin         

Propiconazole    .

Pyrethrins          

Pyridaben          

Spinetoram       

Spinosad            

Spiromesifen      

Spirotetramat   

Tebuconazole   

Thiamethoxam  

Trifloxystrobin

 

POTENCY

2 River Labs potency test implements advanced instrumentation and specialized methodology to identify and quantify select cannabinoids. We have recently expanded our cannabinoid panel testing. We offer to test for a total of 17 cannabinoids, in addition to the standard 6. 

Not only does the 2 River Labs method allow testing for more cannabinoids, but it also allows for faster turnaround time, a greener footprint by using fewer solvents, higher accuracy, and greater precision.

 

POTENCY TESTING

THCa, ∆9-THC, CBDa, CBD, CBN, CBG, ∆8 THC, THCVA, THCV, CBDVa, CBDV, CBNa, CBGa, CBCa, CBC, CBLa, and CBL.

 

MICROBIAL

2 River Labs microbial laboratory has experts with years of cannabis testing experience.  We screen for Aspergillus Flavus, Aspegrillus fumigatus, Aspergillus Niger, Aspergillus terreus, E coli and Samonella SPP.

 

2RL 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 California 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.

RESIDUAL SOLVENTS

Residual solvent testing is done through the Full Evaporation Technique Head Space with Gas Chromatography using Flame Ionization Detection (FET-HS-GC-FID), and method commonly used in other industries for the detection of volatile organic compounds.  The instrument is optimized for accuracy and precision and uses a dual column system for qualitative analysis to ensure accurate identification of compounds.

All analysis include propane, butane, ethylene oxide, methanol, pentane, ethanol, ethyl ether, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, acetonitrile, methylene chloride, hexane, ethyl acetate, chloroform, benzene, dichloroethane, heptane, trichloroethylene, toluene, and xylenes.

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.

 
 

HEAVY METALS

In recent years, there has been increased concern over the toxic effects of heavy metals exposure due to the inhalation or consumption of contaminated cannabis. Cannabis cultivated outdoors can be highly susceptible to contamination due to the plant’s ability to hyper accumulate metals and other elements from the soil and/or water in which they are grown. While less common, Cannabis cultivated indoors can also be contaminated when exposed to fertilizers or pesticides that contain these heavy metals. Excessive exposure has detrimental consequences on the body and can cause serious health problems including neurological damage.

HEAVY METAL TESTS offer competitive pricing for Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury via ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry)

 

MYCOTOXIN

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites that are produced by naturally occurring molds and fungus – living organisms that decompose organic matter. Mycotoxins can be extremely toxic to humans, particularly in circumstances involving long-term exposure. Of more than 400 known toxic fungal by-products, Aflatoxin is the perhaps the most widely studied contaminant, renowned for its potent cancer-causing effects. Produced by several Aspergillus mold species, this contaminant can flourish on plant crops at relatively low moisture levels.

2 River Labs utilizes liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS) to detect and quantify precise mycotoxin levels. Using advanced instrumental methods and the latest laboratory technology, we can deliver highly reliable mycotoxin test results that assure product safety.

2 River Labs believes that all our Cannabis consumers deserve the highest quality products that have been deemed safe and pure.

 

WATER ACTIVITY

Water activity testing results contribute greatly to the shelf stability analysis required by the California Health Department. At 2 River 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.

2 River Labs is certified by the State of California for water activity testing. These analyses are for research and development purposes only.