TESTING CBD & THC TRANSDERMAL PAtches
Transdermal Patches are growing in popularity as a preferred alternative to smoking or ingesting, due to their superior dosing control, slower release and increased bioavailability. This is especially true for patients who rely on THC’s medicinal effects, but do not want to get high. That’s why it’s so important for brands to understand exactly what concentration of healing ingredients their transdermal patches contain.
ACS tests transdermal patches to ensure they are free from harmful toxins and safe to absorb onto the skin.
We offer a la cart or comprehensive full panel safety testing.
Our methods deliver reliable, consistent results.
ACS is an award-winning laboratory for testing proficiency.
We are a DEA-licensed, ISO 17025-accredited facility, and fully compliant. But we don’t stop there.
We go beyond compliance to make sure your product is retail-ready.
OF TRANSDERMAL PATCHES
At ACS, we analyze transdermal patches for up to 20 cannabinoids, and provide the precise ratio of CBD to THC. We also offer full panel testing for 38 terpenes and 15 flavonoids to accurately determine the product’s fragrance and therapeutic profile.
WHAT WE TEST FOR
HOW ACCURATE ARE THE RESULTS?
ACS is rated in the top 5% in the U.S. for hemp and cannabis testing. Our methods are proven and we guarantee precision. Before testing transdermal patches for potency, we meticulously extract the delicate cannabinoids from the solution. Then we determine potency through High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) using a UV wavelength detector to identify major and minor cannabinoids. This method delivers accurate results, and we have the awards to prove it. In the last two years, ACS received 42 badges for excellence from the Emerald Test, a nationwide Inter-Laboratory Comparison test.
OF TRANSDERMAL PATCHES
ACS tests transdermal patches for pesticides and contaminants that could be dangerous upon contact and penetration through the skin. We know the most common toxins and the maximum levels for each that are safe for human use. We accurately test all THC and CBD transdermal patches.
FULL PANEL CONTAMINANT TESTS INCLUDE
Am I required by law to test for all of the above contaminants?
All consumer products must be safe for human use. That’s why we test transdermal patches based on Florida hemp guidelines for cannabinoid potency, residual solvents, pesticides, microbial matter, mycotoxins and heavy metals. For medical marijuana dispensary patches, however, Florida’s Department of Health requires stringent testing to guarantee they are safe for medical use.
COMPLIANCE & BEYOND
Safety & Compliance Testing
At ACS, we test hemp and cannabis transdermal patches to identify potential sources of contamination that can compromise human health and prevent your ability to legally sell your product. But we don’t stop there.
At ACS Laboratory, we tailor our testing approach to the particular product on hand. In addition to cannabinoid potency and safety testing, we also recommend the following tests for transdermal patches.
Terpene Testing: Terpenes are aromatic organic compounds that work with cannabinoids to produce the overall therapeutic effect. When brands know what terpenes their product contains along with the corresponding concentration levels, they can educate consumers on the product’s unique benefits.
Flavonoid Testing: Flavonoids are responsible for bright, non-green pigments in cannabis that also synergistically produce an array of therapeutic benefits. ACS is one of the only laboratories capable of testing these compounds, which can give brands a key advantage in marketing their products.
Shelf-Life Testing & Stability: Shelf life & stability determines the ideal number of days the product remains stable based on recommended storage conditions. While shelf-life testing is not legally required, customers look at product labels to determine best-usage instructions. This includes how long their products can maintain optimal potency before degrading.
ACS ADVANCED TESTING SERVICES
ACS Laboratory is a leading provider of hemp and cannabis testing from the pre-planting phase to post-harvest and production. Along with verified results from our lab, customers receive the print and digital Certificate of Analysis (COA) with a QR code as proof that the results are final and accurate.
WHY TEST WITH ACS LABORATORY?
- We provide accurate results within 3-5 days.
- Our scientists continuously enhance and develop methods, procedures and protocols.
- Our Tampa facility is open and transparent to visitors.
- In 2019 and 2020 combined, we won 42 Emerald Test Awards —more than any other laboratory in the Eastern U.S.— and ranked in the top 5% in the country.