As mycotoxins are generally resistant to the high temperatures in the manufacturing process, they could still be present in your final product. A byproduct of mold and fungi that thrive in the same wet and warm conditions ideal for growing hemp, mycotoxins are toxic to humans and can still be present in your product even if the molds and fungi have been killed. Hemp material can also be contaminated during transportation, storage, and processing—given the right conditions.

Our mycotoxins testing method analyzes five mycotoxin contaminants. We perform mycotoxins testing on Agilent LC/MS instruments using validated methods and a laboratory framework that is in line with FDA-compliant pharma practices.

We are currently ISO-accredited to perform analysis on the following analytes:

  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxin B2
  • Aflatoxin G1
  • Aflatoxin G2
  • Ochratoxin A

We require:

  • Plant Material: 2 grams
  • Concentrates: 2 grams
  • Infused Products: 2 grams or 2mL of liquids

We offer the following turn times

  • 5 business days

We perform mycotoxin contaminants testing on Agilent Technologies’ Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry. (LC/MS).

Having the right equipment is critical, but it is only one piece of the Botanacor Validated Laboratory System. Our lab is the only hemp testing facility set to the same standards of a pharmaceutical laboratory. By following Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), we deliver the most accurate results in the industry.


Why test your industrial hemp or hemp-derived products for mycotoxins?

The adverse health effects of mycotoxins range from acute poisoning to long-term effects such as immune deficiency and cancer. They’re linked to kidney and liver damage, reproductive disorders, and immune suppression.

Proper testing must be done to protect consumers from exposure. Ensuring consumer safety standards also protects your business in the long run, reducing liability in selling your products.