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All tests include foreign matter inspection, moisture analysis on flower, and a Certificate of Analysis.

Cannabinoid Profile

Treeline Analytics utilizes high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to isolate and quantify cannabinoids. The cannabinoid profile provides valuable information to consumers and businesses regarding active cannabinoids and cannabinoid concentrations. Recognizing the need for businesses to have access to data quickly and conveniently, results are typically uploaded to the client portal within 72 hours of sample intake.

Microbiological Screening

3M Petrifilm and selective agar plates are used to identify and detect Enterobacteria and pathogenic strains of E. coli and Salmonella spp. Because microorganisms thrive in the same environmental conditions ideal for the cultivation of cannabis, proper testing must be performed  to decrease the chances that consumers may be exposed to harmful pathogens. The methods Treeline Analytics uses for microbiological screening have been recognized by AOAC International, the US Food and Drug Administration and the American Public Health Association.

Residual Solvent Analysis

Treeline Analytics utilizes Gas Chromatography/FID with head space analysis to quantify solvent residue in processed cannabis. Solvent based extraction processes are utilized to make highly concentrated cannabis products such as shatter, oil and wax. Although many solvents are purged out of the extracts using heat, vacuum, or other methods, Residual Solvent Analysis is necessary to verify no dangerous levels of solvents remain.

Mycotoxin Screening

Mycotoxins are naturally occurring secondary metabolites of fungi and are known to be carcinogenic and toxic to humans and animals. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) method is used to identify and quantify Aflatoxins B1,B2,G1,G2 and Ochratoxin A.

Terpene Profile

Treeline Analytics utilizes Gas Chromatography/FID to isolate and quantify 20+ terpenes commonly found in cannabis. Terpenes are a diverse class of organic compounds ubiquitously found in nature. The “entourage effect” refers to the relationship between cannabinoids and terpenes believed to ultimately be responsible for the difference in effects between strains and products. The difference in terpene ratios and concentrations can also affect the smell and taste of a product. Although not required by the state, terpene profiles provide valuable information to businesses and consumers alike.

Moisture Analysis & Water Activity

Moisture analysis measures the water weight relative to the total weight of the sample. Water activity is a measurement of relative vapor pressure of water, which is a proxy for how much water is available for use by microbes, such as bacteria and molds. These analyses help to ensure the product condition does not favor microbial growth.

Pesticide Test

The Pesticide Testing performed by Treeline Analytics can detect trace amounts of pesticide residue in cannabis flower and concentrates. Testing is done using High Performance Liquid Chromatography in tandem with Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). A total of 61 pesticides are included in the test. Although not currently required by the state, licensees are still responsible for ensuring that all products sold are safe to consume, and pesticide levels are lower than the action limits stated in WAC 314-55-108.