Cannabinoid Profiling (Potency Testing)

Fidelity Diagnostics provides full spectrum potency testing. This is an essential test which provides detailed information for potency and therapeutic properties of your product. Please refer to the ailment guide for further information on therapeutic properties.
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Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a phytocannabinoid, and typically the most abundant cannabinoid present in cannabis products on the market today. THC can be derived from THCA by non-enzymatic decarboxylation during storage and consumption. THC is responsible for the well-documented psychoactive effects experienced when consuming cannabis.
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Not all cannabinoids are colorless. The most brightly, yellow-colored cannabinoid is CBD, which is a very valuable cannabinoid. CBD has tremendous medical potential. This is particularly true when the correct ratio of CBD to THC is applied to treat a particular condition.
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A non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBG's antibacterial effects can alter the overall effects of cannabis. CBG is known to kill or slow bacterial growth, reduce inflammation (particularly in its acidic CBGA form), inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promote bone growth. It acts as a low-affinity antagonist at the CB1 receptor.
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CBN is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid that is produced from the degradation of THC. There is usually very little to no CBN in a fresh plant. CBN acts as a weak agonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, with greater affinity for CB2 receptors than CB1. The degradation of THC into CBN is often described as creating a sedative effect, known as a "couch lock."
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Evidence has suggested that CBC may play a role in the anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects of cannabis, and may contribute to the overall analgesic effects of medical cannabis. A study done in March 2010 showed that CBC along with cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has antidepressant effects. Another study showed that CBC helps promote neurogenesis.
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CBD-a (CBD-acid or CBDA) is the main form in which CBD exists in the cannabis plant, along with THCA (THC-acid). CBD is obtained through non-enzymatic decarboxylation from the acidic form of the cannabinoid. This reaction takes place when the compounds are heated. Heating or catalyzing CBD-a transforms it into CBD, thereby increasing the total CBD level. Research shows higher concentrations of CBD-a displayed more pronounced antimicrobial activity than CBD alone.

Pesticide Testing

Fidelity Diagnostics provides pesticide testing.
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Pesticides are sometimes used in flower production to eliminate harmful pests from crops. Pesticide testing is especially important for products that are ingested. The current medical cannabis standards follow the same protocols and regulations as established for everyday produce available at grocery stores.
*Please contact us for a complete list of pesticides which are screened by our laboratory.

Microbiological Screening

Fidelity Diagnostics provides microbiological screening.
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Fidelity Diagnostics microbiological screening program ensures the safety of cannabis by identifying the type and abundance of microorganisms present in each sample. Microbes are ubiquitous, and small amounts are found in almost every sample. However, exposure to high levels of microorganisms such as molds and bacteria are known to cause health problems and can be particularly dangerous to patients that have existing medical conditions. To ensure that each sample we receive is safely below the established contamination limits, our lab utilizes polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and fluourescent hybridization to directly detect the genetic signatures of potential microbial pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Aspergillus

Terpenes

Fidelity Diagnostics provides terpene analysis.
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Terpenes work synergistically with cannabinoids. It is an important descriptor of your product's therapeutic properties and flavor profiles.
*Please reference the terpine wheel on the site.
Terpene Profile Linalool (78-70-6)
(-)-alpha-Bisabolol (23089-26-1) beta-Myrcene (123-35-3)
Camphene (79-92-5) Nerolidol (7212-44-4)
delta-3-Carene (13466-78-9) Ocimene (13877-91-3)
beta-Caryophyllene (87-44-5) alpha-Pinene (80-56-8)
Geraniol (106-24-1) (-)-beta-Pinene (18172-67-3)
(-)-Guaiol (489-86-1) alpha-Terpinene (99-86-5)
alpha-Humulene (6753-98-6) gamma-Terpinene (99-85-4)
p-Isopropyltoluene (p-cymene) (99-87-6) Terpinolene (586-62-9)
(-)-Isopulegol (89-79-2) Eucalyptol (470-82-6)
(-)-Isopulegol (89-79-2) Caryophyllene Oxide (87-44-5)

Residual Solvent Testing

Fidelity Diagnostics provides residual solvent testing
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Organic volatile impurities (OVI's), also called residual solvents, are components leftover from the extraction process. All solvents used to extract cannabis oils, like alcohol or chloroform, must be completely removed in the final product. Any edible or smokable product must be OVI free. This test is especially important for providers who concentrate their products.
Acetone
Butane
Propane
Pentane
Hexane
Heptane
Ethanol
Isopropanol (iso-alcohol)
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