Detecting ultra-low levels of THC is an important business objective not only for R&D teams but also for CBD extractors and finished product manufacturers.

With an LOQ of 0.001% for THC and 0.002% for THCa, Botanacor’s Trace THC testing method can confirm “non-detect” limits. Our Certificate of Analysis ensures defensible data, when federal or international regulatory compliance documentation is required.

Botanacor Trace THC

Test Information

Analytes Tested:

  • Δ9 – LOQ (0.001%)
  • THCa – LOQ (0.002%)

Sample Size:

  • Plant Material / Extracts: 2 grams
  • Infused Products: 2 grams or 2mL of liquids

Turn Time:

  • 5 business days

How does Botanacor perform the analysis?

Trace THC potency testing is conducted on state-of-the-art Agilent Technologies HPLC instrumentation. High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode Array Detection allows us to run a spectral analysis for confirmation of results. Having the right equipment is critical, but it is only one piece of the Botanacor Validated Laboratory System.

Why is the LOQ different for each analyte?

Limit of quantitation (LOQ) is the lowest concentration of an analyte that can be reliably measured by an analytical procedure. Instrumentation, sample prep, and sample homogeneity create variables that effect the analysis. Published LOQs represent what a lab can confidently achieve with the highest reliability. For the highest accuracy and transparency, Botanacor publishes LOQs for each analyte rather than stating one LOQ for all analytes.

Is Trace THC potency testing required?

Only in certain circumstances. For example, when shipping CBD products outside the United States, some countries may require it. Check with the import country for their specific requirements. Or if the products are intended for consumers in drug-tested professions, such as EMTs or athletes, this test could help increase or maintain confidence in the brand.

Why should I trust Botanacor?

Botanacor is ISO 17025 accredited by A2LA (American Association of Laboratory Accreditation). We also follow current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and  Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) to deliver the most accurate results in the industry.