- Southern California (SoCal) Laboratory – Van Nuys
At SC Labs, we help streamline the testing process, bridging the gap between quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) and regulatory compliance. Driven by customer-centric innovation, our suite of solutions provides critical tools to cultivate, manufacture, and distribute cannabis products.
What can we test?
SC Labs can test cannabis flowers, concentrates, leaves, e-liquids/vape oils, crystallized isolates, as well as liquid and solid infused products such as coconut oils, tinctures, and edibles. Don’t forget about your inputs! We test beeswax, rolling papers, chocolate, food additives, terpenes, environmental inputs like soil, and more.
If you need a product tested that doesn’t fall within this list, contact us. It’s likely that we can test that too! Looking for hemp testing? Check out our Hemp/CBD Testing Menu instead.
- Our lab in Van Nuys, CA offers compliance tests for our Southern California clients. For expanded offerings and quality assurance testing, view our NorCal Cannabis Testing Menu.
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SC Labs continually adds analytes to our cannabinoid panel to meet state requirements. The assays are performed on high-performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detection (HPLC-DAD). Results are calculated using dry weight. Total THC and Total CBD are calculated on our certificates and are both corrected for decarboxylation.
Cannabinoids Test Panel
SC Labs analyzes 36 of the most prominent terpenes that give cannabis and hemp their unique scent and effect. Learn about Terpene Analysis.
Terpenes Test Panel
Reports 36 analytes at our Southern California (Van Nuys) lab.
SC Labs’ pesticide and plant growth regulator analysis utilizes high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) or gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Learn about Pesticide Testing.
Standard Pesticides Test Panel – California
Reports 66 analytes per California cannabis regulations (DCC)1.
Residual Solvent / Processing Chemicals Analysis
SC Labs’ residual solvent analysis utilizes gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Learn about Residual Solvent Analysis.
Standard Residual Solvents Test Panel – California
Reports the 20 analytes per California cannabis regulations (DCC).
Microbiological Contaminant Analysis
Analysis is conducted either by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and fluorescence detection of microbiological contaminants or by plating using 3M™ Petrifilm™ and plate counts of microbiological contaminants. Learn about Microbial Impurity Testing.
Inhalable Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – CA Compliance
PCR test method. Reports 6 organisms following California cannabis regulations (DCC) for inhalable products.
Non-Inhalable Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – CA Compliance
PCR test method. Reports 2 organisms following California cannabis regulations (DCC) for non-inhalable products.
Water Activity Test
Results are displayed in units (WA) from 0 to 1.0.
Moisture Content Test
Results are displayed as a percentage (%).
- California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)