Cannabis Testing


Potency Testing

At Spartan Analytics, we utilize high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC/DAD) to provide full cannabinoid profiling. Unlike gas chromatography, liquid chromatography does not heat the sample. HPLC is therefore still reliable when measuring heat sensitive compounds such as THCA and CBDA. Spartan quantitates CBD, CBDA, CBN, THC, d8-THC, CBC and THCA.


Pesticide Testing

Our pesticide test can detect trace amounts of chemical pesticides in dried flowers and cannabis concentrates. Pesticides are detected using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). We believe that cannabis providers should be able to verify the safety of their medicine. Our comprehensive screening is designed to produce rapid results and is consistent with the State of Oregon Guidlines, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and international testing standards.


Residual Solvent Testing

Spartan Analytics performs a Residual Solvent Test to identify the presence of harmful solvents, impurities, and/or other added odorants and chemicals present in concentrated forms of cannabis. Increasingly, more patients are seeking out concentrated forms of Cannabis. (i.e dabs, hash oil, RSO, hemp oil, shatter, crumble, etc.) These types of concentrates are produced by using a solvent (such as butane, CO2, ethanol, propane, etc.) to extract cannabinoids and terpenoids from plant-material.

We use Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Head-space analysis, to identify all of the most commonly used solvents and trace residues of chemicals in the process of extracting cannabinoids.


Terpene Analysis

Terpenes are the aromatic compounds that endow cannabis with its unique scent. Terpene analysis is crucial for differentiating between strains of cannabis, as terpenes have a major influence on the medical and psychological effects of a plant.

Terpene analysis allows collectives and budtenders to customise treatment programs for their clients and optimize a strain’s pharmacological effects. At present, nearly all differences between popular cannabis strains result from variations in terpene profiles. However, terpenes not only modulate the effects of THC, CDB, and other cannabinoids, but they also possess medicinal values of their own. Spartan Analytics uses gas chromatography with flame ionized detection (FID) to test the most commonly found terpenes.



Standard Test Rate Scope of Services Instrument Type
Potency $50 Determination of Δ9 & Δ8 THC, THCA, CBC, CBD, CBDA and CBN cannabinoid concentrations** HPLC/DAD
Pesticide $190 Pass/fail* screening for chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphates, carbamates, and pyrethroids GC/MS and LC-MS/MS
Residual Solvents $100 Pass/Fail for most conmanly used solvents and chemicals GC-MS
Terpenes $50 Test for 19 of the most common terpenes* GC/MS
Full Compliance Flower
$300 Potency, Pesticide and Moisture Analysis HPLC, LC-MS/MS, Headspace GCMS
Full Compliance Concentrates and Oils $325 Potency, Pesticides, Residual Solvents HPLC, LC-MS/MS, Headspace GCMS

*Pesticide and solvent pass/fail standards are based on limits placed by OAR 333-007 and 333-008.
Pesticide screening and residual solvent analysis are currently being performed by a 3rd party laboratory.


Result Reporting

For each tested sample, Spartan Analytics provides a detailed certificate of analysis. After a sample is processed, testing is typically completed in 5-10 business days, which is immediately followed by a certificate of Analysis, which is sent by email or can be accessed at your account on This allows our customers to quickly obtain the necessary documentation for their certified cannabis products.


Our Locations

Our main testing facility is now located in Clackamas Oregon at 11779 SE Hwy. 212, Unit 206. Clackamas, OR 97015.

Clients can drop off samples for testing Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm or by special appointment.Call 503-723-5196 for more information.

We also offer free pick-up in the Portland metro area. Call Orion @ (503) 936-1029 for an appointment.