Laboratories perform essentially 3 different types of testing to test and profile cannibis products including Gas Chromatography (GC), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC).
Cannalytics Supply uses Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) testing process that is the most economical of the three (3) testing types. Not only is our THC Test Kit inexpensive to buy, it only uses a tiny sample–100milligrams–of the cannabis (or 50mg of resin) to be analyzed and provides a qualitative report on the presence of THC and 5 other cannabinoids: THV, CBC, CBG, CBD, and CBN.
Private lab tests utilize Gas Chromatography (GC) and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) testing processes requiring larger sample sizes, are very expensive, and results can take anywhere from a week to a month.
Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) is used in many phyto-pharmaceutical and analytical research laboratories. Chromatography, from the Greek “ khroma” meaning color, refers to the separation and identification by color of organic compounds. Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) is a simple, fast and economical technique using absorption and capillary action to separate complex mixtures into discrete zones. Cannabinoids can be identified by their specific color, specific location and order of appearance on the THC Test Kit TLC plate.
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
This testing method uses the column chromatography frequently used in analytical chemistry. With HPLC, chemical interactions between compounds within a substance are used to analyze the compounds present in a sample.
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Gas Chromatography (GC) uses an instrument called a Gas Chromatography (GC) to separate volatile and semi-volatile compounds in a sample. Gas Chromatography (GC) uses a narrow bored column and gas to separate and identify volatile and semi-volatile components based on their behavior between the column and gas.