Medicinal Cannabis Testing

Medicinal Cannabis Testing

As a 100% New Zealand owned and operated laboratory, we are committed to providing the New Zealand medicinal cannabis industry with world-class analytical testing services. We currently have a wide range of tests available for the industry, and will continue to expand our service offering in this new and exciting field of research and product development as the requirements evolve. As an ISO 17025:2017 accredited laboratory, you can be confident in the results we produce.


Our cannabinoid method is IANZ accredited for dry cannabis flower. Our suite includes THC, THCa, CBD, CBDa, THCV, THCVa, CBC, CBCa, CBG, CBGa, CBN, CBNa.

Heavy Metals

Metals analysis is available in soil, leaves and cannabis flower. Our flower method covers the 4 elements prescribed in the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Regulations 2019, which are arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.


We have IANZ accredited methods on cannabis flower for Aerobic Plate Count, Yeasts & Moulds, Salmonella, Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and E.coli. Both EP (European Pharmacopoeia) and APHA methods are available for some tests. Environmental monitoring is also available. We can supply air settle plates and swabs to monitor grow rooms or to swab processing equipment for bacterial or pathogen analysis.

Pesticide Residues

We are the only New Zealand lab currently offering pesticide analysis in cannabis. We can analyse for all of the compounds mentioned in the regulations.

Aflatoxin and Ochratoxin A

Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by certain fungi that are found on agricultural crops. Our mycotoxin method covers aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2 and Ochratoxin A. This method is validated on dry cannabis flower.


Our terpenes method has been validated on dry cannabis flower and oils. The suite analyses for 21 different terpenes. There is scope for this method to be utilised outside of the medicinal cannabis sector e.g. for essential oils, beverages etc.

Soil and Herbage

As a one-stop shop testing provider, we also provide soil and herbage testing for nutritional status.

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