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Help hemp farmers and hemp businesses display accurate information about their hemp-derived products, such as full-spectrum cannabidiol, broad-spectrum cannabidiol, isolate, distillate, water-soluble isolate, water-soluble distillate, and many more.
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Apply AOAC International standard protocols and methods for each test, using up-to-date technology
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INX Laboratories, Inc. is the leading provider of affordable and reliable hemp testing services since 1998. We help hemp growers and hemp businesses be compliant with state and federal regulations by offering quality analytical data with reasonable pricing, rapid-turn around time, and the very best in tailored customer service.
We offer comprehensive and accurate testing for cannabinoid potency, terpenes, mycotoxins, residual solvents, pesticides, and heavy metals.
INX Labs uses Ultra High Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to measure cannabinoid potency, which is the preferred equipment for testing hemp flower, edibles, and extracts because of its ability to test samples at ambient temperature without requiring a catalyst to produce heat response.
While regulations in the United States continue to evolve, standards and consistent strength monitoring are indispensable to protect consumers against unwanted side effects and contamination of the plant. As proud members of AOAC International, we employ their standards for our testing services to ensure hemp is lawful. We prepare a Certificate of Analysis (COA) as evidence that the plant contains less than the legal psychoactive compound level (0.3%).
Terpenes are organic carbohydrates that occur naturally in hemp and other plants. They fend off harmful predators and lure helpful pollinators to ensure optimum growth while providing the plant’s unique aroma and flavor. Terpenes also synergize with cannabinoids, commonly known as the entourage effect, maximizing the benefits of each other and mitigate potential side effects. A hemp farmer can significantly benefit from a Terpene Test by describing the hemp plant’s entire medicinal profile.
Cultivation conditions for hemp plants provide an ideal environment for the growth of molds and fungi, which can start producing chemical mycotoxins if allowed to reproduce. Mycotoxins are a known risk throughout the food safety industry and are closely associated with kidney and liver harm, reproductive disorders, and immune suppression.
The aflatoxins, a form of mycotoxin generated by some species of aspergillus fungi —which are potential carcinogens—, are extremely dangerous. Even if the dosage of aflatoxin is high enough, immediate exposure can be life-threatening as the resulting aflatoxicosis can cause severe failure.
Residual Solvent Testing
Organic solvents such as butane, ethanol, CO2, and propane can extract and isolate active ingredients from the plant material during the production of hemp extracts and concentrates. The process of extraction is usually a solvent intensive process and requires skill in removing solvents.
Residual solvent testing identifies the presence of these harmful solvents, impurities, and other trace residues. The test is crucial to assess the efficiency of the manufacturing process and its quality for safe consumption.
Hemp plants tend to clean soil, migrating pesticides used in modern-day agriculture into the plant. Pesticides, including some intended only for ornamental plants, may be associated with cancer and other serious health effects.
While hemp yields are valuable, hemp farmers may be forfeiting thousands of dollars by losing their feedstock to mites, mold, and other pests that try to consume the plant. Ensure the safety and optimum growth of your hemp plant by employing trustworthy pesticide testing.
Heavy Metals Testing
Heavy metal bioaccumulation is a known process that occurs in hemp plants. During extraction, heavy metals are concentrated in the processed hemp oil, increasing the risk of contamination.
Hemp businesses and hemp producers are required to test for heavy metals contaminants in products intended for retail sales, ensuring products meet all state and federal regulations and safe for consumption.
Indoor Air Quality Testing
Maintaining a safe commercial building is essential not only for the longevity of your hemp business but also for the security of your home. Performing an indoor air quality test can help detect dangerous contaminants, such as toxic mold, fungi, and bacteria; it also decreases acute health or comfort-related effects, such as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), and guarantees a healthier environment and enhanced comfort.
Fuel and other products such as vegetables, algae or microbial oils, animal fats used in cooking oils, and even oily waste products are potential feedstocks for producing FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) for B100 biodiesel.
Some impurities found in feedstock may cause yield losses, an increase in waste, and the transfer of pollutants to secondary streams that could, otherwise, be suitable as saleable goods. INX Labs can provide your hemp business with an accurate assessment of your feedstock labeling.
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