How To Read Your Results
How to read your Cannalysis™ test result
At the top of each report, you will see our company information, our logo and a reference to the TNI 2009 Quality Standards, which are required by the state of Oregon to perform testing on Cannabis.
Next you will see the product name, followed by the farm or business name who submitted the sample for testing. You will also see the date the sample was accepted and the date the specific test was performed, as well as the internal SOP number for the analysis method used.
You will see the sample ID which was assigned and used to track the sample through the testing workflow, when you have questions about your test results this is the number you should reference. You will also see the matrix identification for the product tested. Additionally, the METRC ID or the Medical Marijuana sample ID associated with the batch bags will be listed above the test results on the right hand side.
The Total THC and Total CBD columns at the top of your results section tell you the total amount of THC and CBD found in the sample (note: with moisture adjustments for flower). See OHA Rule 333-064-0100 for the specific calculations required by the state.
LOQ: Limit of Quantitation, <LOQ means the compound was not detected at a level above our lower limit for detection.
The graph shows the distribution of cannabinoids in your product (moisture adjusted for flower). The moisture amount will be listed below your total cannabinoids.
The Water Activity results are located below the potency test results. A water activity of greater than 0.65aw fails the state requirements and must be re-sampled and tested again after proper curing has been performed.
The pesticides that have been tested for are individually listed on the lab report. The List of pesticides can be found under the OHA testing rules OAR 333-007-0400, Table 3. The PDF with the list of pesticide analytes can also be found on our website under the “Services” tab under “Information on OHA Testing Rules.”
- The “Analyte” column lists the specific pesticide name.
- The “Type” column explains what each pesticide does or what type of product it may be found in.
- The “AL” or “Action Limit” is the limit put in place by the state. Any pesticide found which is greater than the action limit is considered a failure. If there were no detections found, you will see <LOQ.
The solvents that have been tested for are individually listed on the lab report. The list of solvents can be found under the OHA testing rules OAR 333-007-0400, Table 4. The PDF with the list of solvents can also be found on our website under the “services” tab under “Information on OHA Testing Rules.”
- Action levels are set by the state and anything found to be above the action limit is a failure.
- Any detections will be listed as a value in the result column. If you see a superscript AC (example: 7955AC ) this means the result listed is above our instrument calibration. All instrumentation is calibrated to include the action limits.
The first page will list the terpenes tested for and the amounts of detected compounds. They are broken up by the different types of Terpenes and their structures. The second page will be a graph with all the terpenes detected.
What If My Sample Fails Testing?
Under Oregon rules, failed test results must be reported to the overseeing state agency (OLCC or OHA) by the testing laboratory, within 24 hours, for either medical or recreational clients, at the same time as or before reporting results to the grower or processor.
Temporary rules effective December 2 2016 – May 30 2017
Retesting of failed samples must be requested within seven calendar days from the date of the laboratory notice of the failed test. Client must also immediately notify the OHA or OLCC of the request for reanalysis. Reanalysis must be completed within 30 days of the request.
If a reanalyzed sample passes, a request to a second laboratory to also resample the batch and confirm the passing test results must be filed within seven days of receiving passing results from the first laboratory. Licensee must also immediately notify the OHA or OLCC of the second request and results of retesting. The retesting must be completed by the second laboratory within 30 days from the date the retesting was requested.
Please see the guidance on http://public.health.oregon.gov for further information, including reprocessing and destruction options.