Beverage Testing

Testing Nano Emulsions 

ACS tests nano emulsion beverages to determine the potency of cannabinoids like THC and CBD. These solutions contain evenly dispersed micro-particles that ACS is uniquely qualified to detect.

We ensure your beverage label is accurate & compliant.

Testing Macro Emulsions 

ACS also tests potency in macro emulsion beverages. These solutions separate over time and require shaking in order to combine the cannabinoids with the liquids.

Our methods deliver reliable, consistent results.

Safety & Compliance Testing 

ACS is an award-winning laboratory for beverage testing proficiency. We are also a DEA licensed and ISO17025 accredited facility.

We will ensure your beverage is free from contaminants and legally compliant.

NANO EMULSION BEVERAGE POTENCY TESTING

MATRIX: Beverages
ANALYTES: 16, 38 and 15 count
INSTRUMENT: LC-MS

Nano emulsions are the latest innovation in cannabis beverages that utilize “water soluble cannabinoids.” In nano emulsions, THC, CBD and other cannabinoids are broken down to such small sizes that they become emulsified in water and remain intact, without separating. Because of their microscopic  particle size and relatively low cannabinoid concentration, nano beverages are the hardest to test. Fortunately, ACS Laboratory is one of only 4 labs in the United States that won the Emerald Test Badge award for testing  beverage potency. 

  • CBD
  • CBD-A
  • CBD-V
  • CBG
  • CBG-A
  • Δ9-THC
  • Δ8-THC
  • THCA-A
  • THC-V
  • +7 more

Terpene Potency

  • Limonene
  • Linalool
  • Humulene
  • Pinene
  • Myrcene
  • Guaiol
  • Ocimene
  • Bisabolol
  • Nerol
  • +29 more

Flavaonoid Potency

  • Apigenin
  • Baicalin
  • Beta Sitosterol
  • Cannflavin A
  • Cannflavin B
  • Cannflavin C
  • Chrysin
  • Fisetin
  • Kaempferol
  • +6more

HOW ACCURATE ARE THE RESULTS?

First, ACS carefully extracts cannabinoids from the solution. Then we use Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) to detect trace levels of cannabinoids. LC-MS is the only method to accurately measure beverage potency, yet it’s not the norm in the industry. Many labs are using basic liquid chromatography methods that do not produce reliable results. At ACS, we can test any nano beverage ranging from sodas, alcohols, juices and energy drinks to coffees, teas and coconut waters. We provide companies like yours with accurate results in 2-5 days.

MACRO EMULSION BEVERAGE POTENCY TESTING

MATRIX: Beverages
ANALYTES: 16, 38 and 15 count
INSTRUMENT: LC-MS

Macro emulsions are the most common cannabis beverages and contain larger particle sizes that separate and sink to the bottom of the solution over time. ACS Laboratory has proven processes and advanced equipment to reliably test cannabinoid potency in all macro emulsion cannabis beverages. Using Liquid Chromatography with  Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS), we can test any macro beverage ranging from juices and energy drinks to coffees and teas. In addition to CBD and THC, we test for 14 more cannabinoids, 38 terpenes  and 15 flavonoids to accurately profile your products’ potency, flavor, fragrance and potential therapeutic effects.

  • CBD
  • CBD-A
  • CBD-V
  • CBG
  • CBG-A
  • Δ9-THC
  • Δ8-THC
  • THCA-A
  • THC-V
  • +7 more

Terpene Potency

  • Limonene
  • Linalool
  • Humulene
  • Pinene
  • Myrcene
  • Guaiol
  • Ocimene
  • Bisabolol
  • Nerol
  • +29 more

Flavaonoid Potency

  • Apigenin
  • Baicalin
  • Beta Sitosterol
  • Cannflavin A
  • Cannflavin B
  • Cannflavin C
  • Chrysin
  • Fisetin
  • Kaempferol
  • +6more

HOW ACCURATE ARE THE RESULTS?

ACS won more Emerald Test Badges for reliable testing than any other laboratory in the eastern United States and recently received a beverage testing award in 2019. We provide companies like yours with accurate results in 2-5 days along with a certificate of ingredients from our laboratory.

SAFETY TESTING

ACS tests for pesticides and contaminants in accordance with the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Hemp Program guidelines. These standards encompass the most toxins of any states’ rules and outline  the maximum levels of each contaminant, which are safe for human consumption. We test hemp and cannabis beverages to identify potential sources of contamination.

FULL PANEL BEVERAGE TEST INCLUDES

COMPLIANCE TESTING

ACS Laboratory’s testing panel and protocol is compliant with Florida’s Hemp Food Rule. On a federal level, ACS meets the USDA’s recent hemp rules which require that laboratories analyze THC and THCA, utilize Liquid or Gas Chromatography tests, provide electronic results, and register with the DEA. ACS also exceeds laboratory quality requirements through our ISO17025 accreditation and CLIA Certification.

ACS ADVANCED TESTING SERVICES

ACS Laboratory is a leading provider of beverage testing, panels and methodologies. We are one of only 4 labs in the United States to win an Emerald Test Badge for excellence in beverage potency testing and we continue to optimize our procedures.

WHY TEST WITH ACS?

  • We provide accurate results in 2-5 days.

  • Our scientists continuously enhance and develop methods, procedures and protocols.
  • Our Tampa facility is open and transparent to visitors.

  • In 2019, we won more Emerald Test Awards than any other laboratory in the eastern USA and ranked top 5% in the country.

YES, we are accepting new clients! ACS Laboratory has been deemed an "Essential Service" and remains operational.