Transdermal Patch Testing

woman applying a transdermal cbd patch to her arm

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.

POTENCY
VERIFICATION

ACS tests hemp and cannabis transdermal patches for ingredient potency. That includes 17 cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, CBN and levels of CBG, along with 38 terpenes and 15 flavonoids. 

We guarantee your transdermal patches are accurately tested.

CONTAMINANT
TESTING

ACS tests transdermal Patches to ensure they are free from harmful toxins and safe to absorb on to  the skin. 

We offer ala cart or comprehensive full panel safety testing.

Our methods deliver reliable, consistent results.

COMPLIANCE
& BEYOND

ACS is an award-winning laboratory for testing proficiency. 

We are a DEA-licensed, ISO17025-accredited facility, and fully compliant. But we don’t stop there.

We go beyond compliance to make sure your product is retail ready.

POTENCY DETECTION
OF TRANSDERMAL PATCHES

At ACS, we analyze transdermal patches for up to 17 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

cannabinoid
POTENCY

  • CBD
  • CBDA
  • CBDV
  • CBG
  • CBGA
  • Δ9-THC
  • Δ8-THC
  • THCA-A
  • THCV
  • +7 more

TERPENE
POTENCY

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

FLAVONOID
POTENCY

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

HOW ACCURATE ARE THE RESULTS?

ACS is rated 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 21 badges for excellence from the Emerald Test, a nationwide Inter-Laboratory Comparison test. 

CONTAMINANT TESTING
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, which 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 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. 

Beyond Compliance

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 QR code as proof that the results are final and accurate.

 

WHY TEST WITH ACS LABORATORY?

  • We provide accurate results within 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. 

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