Understanding the Importance of a Lab Test COA: What to Look for and What We Test For at Humboldt's Cabinet
A cannabis testing lab is an independent authority granted by the state to test for various things, including potency, terpenes, cannabinoid profiles, heavy metals, residual solvents, and pathogens. These labs use sophisticated cannabis testing methods and equipment to ensure that all products are clean and safe for consumption. At Humboldt's Cabinet, we use KCA Laboratories and other reputable labs to ensure that our products meet the highest standards of cleanliness and purity.
When looking at a COA, there are several essential things to note. The first is the lab's name that conducted the test, which will provide information on the laboratory's accreditation and qualifications. Especially for wholesale orders, it is essential to check the Lab Test date and ask your supplier how they store the Hemp Extracts and Products to ensure they are correctly managed and stored. Cannabinoids tend to degrade and even convert into different cannabinoids, which could even end up resulting in compliance issues. Additionally, the COA should have a unique identifier corresponding to the tested sample, such as a batch or lot number.
The COA should list the results of any tests performed, such as the percentage of CBD, Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 THC, CBN, CBG, CBC, THCO, and more in the sample. Other tests may include terpene analysis, heavy metal, moisture, and microbial testing. It's essential to look for compliance information on the COA, as this will indicate whether the sample meets state and federal regulations. Finally, be sure to check for any notes or comments from the laboratory regarding the sample or testing process. Contact the company if you are still waiting to see lab tests posted online and request the records before making a purchase. At Humboldt's Cabinet, we test for various things to ensure our products' purity. We test for cannabinoid potency, terpenes, residual solvents, pesticides, microbial pathogens, foreign materials, heavy metals, and mycotoxins. We believe in providing the cleanest, most natural products possible, which is why we source from farms that use organic practices and regenerative methods and avoid harsher chemical extraction methods.
In conclusion, a COA is a necessary document for any hemp sample. At Humboldt's Cabinet, we believe in third-party testing and ensure that all our products are clean and safe for our customers. By understanding what to look for on a COA and what we test for, you can have confidence in the purity and quality of our products.