Cannabis Testing Menu


  • 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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Contact us today for more information and to receive pricing on our full suite of cannabis testing services.

Cannabinoid Analysis

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

  • Δ8THC
  • Δ9THC
  • THCa
  • THCV
  • THCVa
  • CBD
  • CBDa
  • CBDV
  • CBDVa
  • CBC
  • CBCa
  • CBG
  • CBGa
  • CBL
  • CBN

Terpenes Analysis

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.

  • α-Bisabolol
  • Borneol
  • Camphene
  • Camphor
  • Δ3-Carene
  • β-Caryophyllene
  • Caryophyllene Oxide
  • α-Cedrene
  • Cedrol
  • Citronellol
  • p-Cymene
  • Eucalyptol
  • Fenchol
  • Fenchone
  • Geraniol
  • Geranyl Acetate
  • Guaiol
  • α-Humulene
  • Isoborneol
  • Isopulegol
  • Limonene
  • Linalool
  • Menthol
  • Myrcene
  • Nerol
  • Nerolidol
  • ß-Ocimene
  • α-Phellandrene
  • α-Pinene
  • β-Pinene
  • Pulegone
  • Sabinene
  • Sabinene Hydrate
  • α-Terpinene
  • γ-Terpinene
  • Terpineol
  • Terpinolene
  • trans-β-Farnesene
  • Valencene

Pesticide Analysis

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.

GC-MS utilized where indicated in California.

Standard Pesticides Test Panel – California

Reports 66 analytes per California cannabis regulations (DCC)1.

  • Abamectin
  • Acephate
  • Acequinocyl
  • Acetamiprid
  • Aldicarb
  • Azoxystrobin
  • Bifenazate
  • Bifenthrin
  • Boscalid
  • Captan
  • Carbaryl
  • Carbofuran
  • Chlorantraniliprole
  • Chlordane*
  • Chlorfenapyr*
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Clofentezine
  • Coumaphos
  • Cyfluthrin
  • Cypermethrin
  • Daminozide
  • Diazinon
  • Dichlorvos (DDVP)
  • Dimethoate
  • Dimethomorph
  • Ethoprophos
  • Etofenprox
  • Etoxazole
  • Fenhexamid
  • Fenoxycarb
  • Fenpyroximate
  • Fipronil
  • Flonicamid
  • Fludioxonil
  • Hexythiazox
  • Imazalil
  • Imidacloprid
  • Kresoxim-methyl
  • Malathion
  • Metalaxyl
  • Methiocarb
  • Methomyl
  • Mevinphos
  • Myclobutanil
  • Naled
  • Oxamyl
  • Paclobutrazol
  • Parathion-methyl
  • Pentachloronitrobenzene (Quintozene)*
  • Permethrin
  • Phosmet
  • Piperonyl Butoxide
  • Prallethrin
  • Propiconazole
  • Propoxur
  • Pyrethrins
  • Pyridaben
  • Spinetoram
  • Spinosad
  • Spiromesifen
  • Spirotetramat
  • Spiroxamine
  • Tebuconazole
  • Thiacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Trifloxystrobin

Mycotoxin Analysis

Our mycotoxin analysis utilizes high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS).

Mycotoxins Test Panel

Reports 6 analytes.

  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxin B2
  • Aflatoxin G1
  • Aflatoxin G2
  • Total Aflatoxin
  • Ochratoxin A

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).

  • Propane
  • n-Butane
  • n-Pentane
  • n-Hexane
  • n-Heptane
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Total Xylenes
  • Methanol
  • Ethanol
  • 2-Propanol (Isopropyl Alcohol)
  • Acetone
  • Ethyl Ether
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Chloroform
  • Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
  • Trichloroethylene
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • Acetonitrile

Heavy Metal Analysis

SC Labs’ heavy metal analysis utilizes inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

Standard Heavy Metals Test Panel – California & Colorado

Reports 4 analytes per California cannabis regulations (DCC) as well as Colorado cannabis regulations (CDPHE2).

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Mercury

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.

Rush options are unavailable for these selections, as one or more organisms included use a plating test method which requires specific incubation times.

Inhalable Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – CA Compliance

PCR test method. Reports 6 organisms following California cannabis regulations (DCC) for inhalable products.

  • Aspergillus spp. (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus)
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

Non-Inhalable Microbiological Contaminants Test Panel – CA Compliance

PCR test method. Reports 2 organisms following California cannabis regulations (DCC) for non-inhalable products.

  • Salmonella spp.
  • Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

Foreign Material Analysis

Our visual analysis includes, but is not limited to, sand, soil, cinders, dirt, mold, hair, insect fragments, and mammalian excreta.

Foreign Material Test Panel

  • Total sample area covered by sand, soil, cinders, or dirt
  • Total sample area covered by mold
  • Total sample area covered by imbedded foreign material
  • Insect fragment count
  • Hair count
  • Mammalian excreta count

Water Activity Analysis

Our water activity analysis determines the ratio of the vapor pressure of water in cannabis or cannabis products to the vapor pressure of pure water. Water activity measurements are determined from a calculation of relative humidity.

Water Activity Test

Results are displayed in units (WA) from 0 to 1.0.

Moisture Content Analysis

The analysis of moisture content in cannabis and cannabis products is determined through weight loss on drying. This is calculated based on the difference between the wet sample weight and the dried sample weight.

Moisture Content Test

Results are displayed as a percentage (%).

HLVd and Viroid Analysis

Analysis is conducted by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) this analysis. Learn more.

HLVd Test Panel

Reports 1 analyte.

  • Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd)

Expanded Viroid Test Panel

Reports 3 analytes.

  • Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd)
  • Lettuce Chlorosis Virus (LCV)
  • Cannabis Cryptic Virus (CCV)
  1. California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)
  2. Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)