Testing CBD Products

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ISO 17025 accredited | DEA registered | PJLA certified | CLIA accredited

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Potency verification

ACS tests for THC potency to  ensure less than .3% on CBD products. In addition to THC, and CBD up to 14 other cannabinoids are tested.

We’ll ensure your product label is compliant and accurate.

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Contaminant Testing

ACS tests CBD flower and extracts to ensure your product is free from harmful toxins and safe for consumer use.

We offer ad hoc
and full panel tests.

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ACS Laboratory is a DEA licensed an ISO17025 accredited facility.

We offer R+D and compliance testing in accordance with Florida state and USDA hemp testing guidelines.

We are USDA and State Compliant.

Potency Verification Testing

We test CBD products with precision so you can verify your label’s potency information. Our protocols also meet the USDA’s interim standards for accurate THC and CBD potency testing. We utilize Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet detection, so you can feel confident in the results. In addition to CBD and THC, we test for 14 more cannabinoids, 38 terpenes  and 15 flavonoids to accurately profile your products’ flavor, fragrance and therapeutic effects.

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  • Apigenin
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  • Beta Sitosterol
  • Cannflavin A
  • Cannflavin B
  • Cannflavin C
  • Chrysin
  • Fisetin
  • Kaempferol
  • 6 Additional Flavonoids

How accurate are the results?

ACS Laboratory’s methodology is tested and proven. ACS was awarded 14 Emerald Test Badges in Spring 2019, several of those were for accurate, consistent and proficient heavy metal testing, pesticide screening, and microbial tests. Our methods are tried and proven.

We utilize HPLC to determine the precise levels of THC, and CBD along with the remaining cannabinoids and terpenes.

Finally, we utilize the USDA’s mandated equation THC = (%THCA) x 0.877 + (Delta9), to guarantee that your product is compliant for sales.


ACS tests for pesticides and contaminants in accordance with the Florida Department of Agriculture’s pending Hemp Program guidelines. We know the most common toxins and the maximum levels of each contaminant, which are safe for human consumption. We test CBD hemp, extracts and finished products to identify the sources of contamination.


Am I required by law to test for all of these contaminants?

The FDA is currently crafting testing guidelines for CBD products like supplements, oils and cosmetics, but you must still ensure that your product is safe to ingest and use. According to Florida’s pending Hemp Guidelines, you must test for all contaminants including residual solvents, pesticides, microbial matter, mycotoxins and heavy metals. The testing services above are fully compliant with Florida’s proposed requirements and will be updated if required to apply to the FDA’s future rules.



ACS Laboratory’s testing panel and protocol is compliant with Florida’s Hemp Program proposal. On a federal level, ACS meets the USDA’s recent hemp rules by testing to the standards of Florida, the strictest state. The compliance panel consists of:  Cannabinoid Potency,  Pesticides, Residual Solvents (unless its flower), heavy metals, mycotoxins, moisture, microbiology.


At ACS Laboratory, we conduct R+D testing, intended for manufacturers and cultivators who want to improve the process of creating CBD products. R&D tests are conducted using the same protocols as compliance tests. You may choose compliance testing if you want a full panel to guarantee that your product is free of all contaminants above.


ACS Laboratory is a leading provider of innovative hemp and CBD testing services, and methodologies. We perform a multitude of independent testing to help you stay compliant and trust that your CBD is safe for use.

We provide comprehensive, award-winning services you can trust.

COA:  Lab Test Results will be available  on our third party server through a Certificate of Analysis (COA) with QR code as proof that your results are final and accurate.


  • We provide accurate results within 2-5 days.
  • In 2019, we won more Emerald Test Awards than any other laboratory in the eastern USA.
  • Our in house deep scientific team continuously enhances methods, procedures and protocols.
  • Transparency and consistency is what we take pride in.
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YES, we are accepting new clients! ACS Laboratory has been deemed an "Essential Service" and remains operational.