Technical Tips of Particular Interest to Cannabis Labs

 

This section is organized by analysis type, select from:

 


 


Potency

Cannabis Q&A: What’s the Right Extraction for Your Matrix?
Accurate potency results depend on effective separation of cannabinoids from matrix components, but with such diverse sample types no single extraction procedure will work for all samples. Learn how to develop the best method for your matrix with this Restek video.

 

 

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Terpenes

What Makes an Aroma? A Terpene Story
Cannabis products vary widely in smell largely because of the terpenes they contain. Terpene profiles are complex, but their volatility makes headspace GC a good analytical tool. Watch this quick video to learn more about this fascinating—and fragrant—family of compounds.

 

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Sample Preparation

Smart Sample Preparation Strategies for Cannabinoids are Driven by Matrix Type

Accurate potency results depend on effective separation of cannabinoids from matrix components, but with such diverse sample types no single extraction procedure will work for all samples. Learn how to develop the best method for your matrix with this Restek video.

 

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General Lab Tips

FID Maintenance for Cannabis Labs is Easier Than You Think

To get the best performance from your FID, you need to invest a little time in routine inspection and maintenance. Watch this quick video to learn what common symptoms to watch out for and how to return your FID to peak condition fast.

 

 

Keep Samples Flowing Through the Lab by Preventing Unplanned Instrument Downtime
Cannabis labs invest significant time and resources into developing methods that maximize sample throughput. But, did you know that effective routine maintenance is one of the easiest ways to minimize downtime? Here’s how to set up a solid strategy.

 

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Resources

 

Restek’s 20 page guide – Growing Analytical Solutions for Cannabis Labs - gives readers a good overview of their expertise in the areas of testing for potency, terpenes, residual solvents and pesticides.  Each section contains applications and technical tips.  A full listing of reference standards completes the package.

 

 

Do you know the difference between Cannabis TCH Isomers?
You know you need to separate ∆8-THC and ∆9-THC, but do you know what small difference between these two compounds results in such a large impact on potency?  This quick video pinpoints the minor change that has major effects.

 

 

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