Comparison of TLC, GC, and HPLC
Information about the Cannalytics Test Kit
The Cannalytics Test Kit is a “Thin Layer Chromatography” testing kit designed specifically for testing medical marijuana. It is a patent pending and registered product, and was originally certified by the University of Leiden in Amsterdam.
The kit has been used for years in the Netherlands in coffee houses and dispensaries but never took off for individual users in Europe, especially since medical marijuana is not an issue there.
This kit will provide you with visual color indicators for the THC, THCV, CBG, CBNV, CBND substances and more in Medical Marijuana, you will have to set your own base line (running a few test and use the averages of the results) as your base line. There is testing for estimated THC % with visual Chronograph indicators, and testing for acids and poisons.
**It works on plant material as well as oils and edibles.
Labs do different types of testing- Gas chromatography (GC), High-performance liquid chromatography,(HPLC)and Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) (* which is what our kit does*).
They first have to be DEA approved to not be illegal, next the products they test have to be by registered growers, finally the BIG ONE is that there testing has not been proven to be any better than these kits, they have a variance in their results, the same plant can be tested 3 times and get 3 different results, also if you took the same sample to three different labs you would get three different results.
Therefore, this test kit it is no better or worse than labs based on our research.
We believe that Labs see themselves as the only game in town and will try and require that suppliers of medical marijuana use their high priced un-proven methods by getting government support they will position themselves as the only legal way of testing medical marijuana. Without another type of test, Suppliers will be required to pay high prices for testing in Labs which may be hard to reach and still get varied results, when they can do in- house testing at a fraction of the cost and trouble.
Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) – (Type of Kit we offer)
Thin layer chromatography (TLC) is a widely-used chromatography technique used to separate chemical compounds. It involves a stationary phase consisting of a thin layer of adsorbent material, usually silica gel, aluminum oxide, or cellulose immobilized onto a flat, inert carrier sheet. A liquid phase consisting of the solution to be separated dissolved in an appropriate solvent is drawn through the plate via capillary action, separating the experimental solution, whereas TLC can be configured for quantitative work, in general it is primarily used in identification tests.
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
High-performance liquid chromatography is a form of column chromatography used frequently in analytical chemistry. HPLC is used to separate components of a mixture by using a variety of chemical interactions between the compounds within the substance being analyzed and the chromatography column.
Gas Chromatography (GC)
A Gas Chromatograph is a chemical analysis instrument used for separating volatile and semi-volatile compounds in a complex sample. The stationary phase in GC is contained in a narrow – bored column and the mobile phase is a gas. The volatile and semi-volatile components of a sample mixture are separated based on their varying partition behavior between the mobile phase and the stationary phase.
SO WE PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE
It is a great step toward providing a more well balanced product that provides relief for medical marijuana patients and a way for growers to analyze there products during production to produce these products, and an alternative to formal laboratory testing.