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Beverage
Testing

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01.

Testing Nano Emulsions
ACS tests nano emulsion beverages to determine the potency of cannabinoids like THC and CBD. These solutions contain evenly dispersed microparticles that ACS is uniquely qualified to detect.

We ensure your beverage label is accurate & compliant.

02.

Testing Macro Emulsions
ACS also tests CBD potency in macro emulsion beverages. These solutions separate over time and require shaking in order to combine the cannabinoids with the liquids.

Our methods deliver reliable, consistent results.

03.

Safety & Compliance Testing
ACS is an award-winning laboratory for beverage testing proficiency. We are also a DEA-registered (#RA0571996) and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited facility.

We will ensure your beverage is free from contaminants and legally compliant.

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Cannabinoid
Potency

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CBD
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CBDA
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CBDV
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CBG
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CBGA
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Δ9-THC
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Δ8-THC
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THCA-A
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THCV
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Terpene
Potency

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Limonene
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Linalool
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Humulene
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Pinene
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Myrcene
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Guaiol
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Ocimene
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Bisabolol
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Nerol
+29 more

Flavonoid
Potency

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Apigenin
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Baicalin
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Beta Sitosterol
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Cannflavin A
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Cannflavin B
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Cannflavin C
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Chrysin
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Fisetin
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Kaempferol
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MATRIX

Beverages

ANALYTES

20-38 and
15 Count

INSTRUMENT

LC-MS

Nano emulsions are the latest innovation in cannabis beverages that utilize “water soluble cannabinoids.” In nano emulsions, THC, CBD and other cannabinoids are broken down to such small sizes that they become emulsified in water and remain intact, without separating. Because of their microscopic particle size and relatively low cannabinoid concentration, nano beverages are the hardest to test. Fortunately, ACS Laboratory is one of only 4 labs in the United States that won the Emerald Test Badge award for testing beverage potency.

How accurate are the results?

First, ACS carefully extracts cannabinoids from the solution. Then we use Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) to detect trace levels of cannabinoids. LC-MS is the only method to accurately measure beverage potency, yet it’s not the norm in the industry. Many labs are using basic liquid chromatography methods that do not produce reliable results. At ACS, we can test any nano beverage ranging from sodas, alcohols, juices and energy drinks to coffees, teas and coconut waters.

Cannabinoid
Potency

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CBD
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CBDA
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CBDV
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CBG
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CBGA
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Δ9-THC
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Δ8-THC
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THCA-A
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THCV
+11 more

Terpene
Potency

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Limonene
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Linalool
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Humulene
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Pinene
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Myrcene
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Guaiol
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Ocimene
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Bisabolol
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Nerol
+29 more

Flavonoid
Potency

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Apigenin
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Baicalin
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Beta Sitosterol
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Cannflavin A
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Cannflavin B
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Cannflavin C
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Chrysin
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Fisetin
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Kaempferol
+6 more
MATRIX

Beverages

ANALYTES

20-38 and 15Count

INSTRUMENT

LC-MS

Nano emulsions are the latest innovation in cannabis beverages that utilize “water soluble cannabinoids.” In nano emulsions, THC, CBD and other cannabinoids are broken down to such small sizes that they become emulsified in water and remain intact, without separating. Because of their microscopic  particle size and relatively low cannabinoid concentration, nano beverages are the hardest to test. Fortunately, ACS Laboratory is one of only 4 labs in the United States that won the Emerald Test Badge award for testing beverage potency.

How accurate are the results?

First, ACS carefully extracts cannabinoids from the solution. Then we use Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) to detect trace levels of cannabinoids. LC-MS is the only method to accurately measure beverage potency, yet it’s not the norm in the industry. Many labs are using basic liquid chromatography methods that do not produce reliable results. At ACS, we can test any nano beverage ranging from sodas, alcohols, juices and energy drinks to coffees, teas and coconut waters.

Cannabinoid
Potency

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CBD
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CBDA
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CBDV
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CBG
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CBGA
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Δ9-THC
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Δ8-THC
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THCA-A
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THCV
+11 more

Terpene
Potency

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Limonene
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Linalool
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Humulene
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Pinene
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Myrcene
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Guaiol
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Ocimene
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Bisabolol
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Nerol
+29 more

Flavonoid
Potency

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Apigenin
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Baicalin
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Beta Sitosterol
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Cannflavin A
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Cannflavin B
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Cannflavin C
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Chrysin
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Fisetin
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Kaempferol
+6 more
MATRIX

Beverages

ANALYTES

20-38 and 15Count

INSTRUMENT

LC-MS

Macro emulsions are the most common cannabis beverages and contain larger particle sizes that separate and sink to the bottom of the solution over time. ACS Laboratory has proven processes and advanced equipment to reliably test cannabinoid potency in all macro emulsion cannabis beverages. Using Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS), we can test any macro beverage ranging from juices and energy drinks to coffees and teas. In addition to CBD and THC, we test for 18 more cannabinoids, 38 terpenes and 15 flavonoids to accurately profile your products’ potency, flavor, fragrance and potential therapeutic effects.

How accurate are the results?

ACS won more Emerald Test Badges for reliable testing than any other laboratory in the Eastern United States and recently received a beverage testing award in 2019. We provide companies like yours with accurate results in 3-5 days along with a certificate of ingredients from our laboratory.

Cannabinoid
Potency

Checkmark icon in violet and white
CBD
Checkmark icon in violet and white
CBDA
Checkmark icon in violet and white
CBDV
Checkmark icon in violet and white
CBG
Checkmark icon in violet and white
CBGA
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Δ9-THC
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Δ8-THC
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THCA-A
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THCV
+11 more

Terpene
Potency

Checkmark icon in violet and white
Limonene
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Linalool
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Humulene
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Pinene
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Myrcene
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Guaiol
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Ocimene
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Bisabolol
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Nerol
+29 more

Flavonoid
Potency

Checkmark icon in violet and white
Apigenin
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Baicalin
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Beta Sitosterol
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Cannflavin A
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Cannflavin B
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Cannflavin C
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Chrysin
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Fisetin
Checkmark icon in violet and white
Kaempferol
+6 more
MATRIX

Beverages

ANALYTES

20-38 and 15Count

INSTRUMENT

LC-MS

Nano emulsions are the latest innovation in cannabis beverages that utilize “water soluble cannabinoids.” In nano emulsions, THC, CBD and other cannabinoids are broken down to such small sizes that they become emulsified in water and remain intact, without separating. Because of their microscopic  particle size and relatively low cannabinoid concentration, nano beverages are the hardest to test. Fortunately, ACS Laboratory is one of only 4 labs in the United States that won the Emerald Test Badge award for testing beverage potency.

How accurate are the results?

First, ACS carefully extracts cannabinoids from the solution. Then we use Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) to detect trace levels of cannabinoids. LC-MS is the only method to accurately measure beverage potency, yet it’s not the norm in the industry. Many labs are using basic liquid chromatography methods that do not produce reliable results. At ACS, we can test any nano beverage ranging from sodas, alcohols, juices and energy drinks to coffees, teas and coconut waters.
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