Use of a validated method instills confidence that the method will generate data of acceptable quality, reliability, and consistency. There are two components to method validation, 1.) Instrument Analysis, and 2.) Sample Preparation.
Botanacor’s instrument validation initiative includes the following steps:
- Intermediate Precision
- Limit of Quantitation
- Limit of Detection
- Analytical Sensitivity
Once the Instrument Method is validated, the Sample Preparation method is validated. Cannabinoid extraction from flowers, concentrates, and infused products is validated to ensure complete extraction every time without significant degradation to the compounds of interest. Without a sufficient extraction method, the results will appear lower than the true value.