Our Services

Cannabis Testing that Blends Science and Service

With C4’s analytical testing services, cannabis businesses gain the confidence that their medications are safe, reliable, and consistent, while patients gain the confidence to ask hard questions and hold the companies they buy from to a higher standard.

Test results are delivered through Confident Cannabis, a simple online system for storing, tracking, and searching past reports. Our team also provides a full consultation and analytical review of the results free of charge to help translate your data into easy-to-understand information you can use to make informed decisions. (Pediatric patient consultations are provided free of charge.)

In addition to testing, C4 works with manufacturers on product development and optimization, and collaborates with cultivators on grow analytics. Services include mold culture testing, viral detection with sentinel plants, and comprehensive analysis of environmental conditions.

All microbial analyses report CFU's (colony forming units).

Samples which arrive at our facility after 2PM will be considered received 9AM the following business day for the purposes of determining turn around time. Turn around time may vary depending upon the volume of laboratory samples we currently have. Posted turn around times cannot be guaranteed.

Testing of additional compounds and bulk pricing are also available. Contact us for details.
 

Cannabinoids

  • THC-A (delta 9)
  • THC (delta 9)
  • THC (delta 8)
  • THC-V
  • CBD-A
  • CBD
  • CBD-V
  • CBG
  • CBN
  • CBC

Cost

$50/sample or $100/triplicate (3 samples of the same medication). Testing for CBGa will incur an additional $20 charge.

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Potency testing for Hemp Derived CBD

Duplicated sample analysis to ensure the sample is legal and THC levels are below 0.3%. This analysis is suitable for those looking to test for the presence of minor cannabinoids, as well as CBD to identify broad and full spectrum products.

Cost

$90/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Terpenes

  • alpha-Bisabolol
  • Camphene
  • delta-3-Carene
  • beta-Caryophyllene
  • Caryophyllene oxide
  • Cymene
  • Eucalyptol
  • Geraniol
  • Guaiol
  • alpha-Humulene
  • Isopulegol
  • Limonene
  • Linalool
  • beta-Myrcene
  • Ocimene
  • Nerolidol
  • alpha-Pinene
  • beta-Pinene
  • alpha-Terpinene
  • gamma-Terpinene
  • Terpinolene

Cost for cannabinoid + terpene analysis

$75/sample

Processing Time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Cost for terpene analysis only

$45/sample

Processing Time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Solvents

  • n-Butane
  • Isobutane
  • Methane
  • Ethane
  • Pentane
  • Heptane
  • Hexane
  • Methanol
  • Ethanol
  • Isopropanol
  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Tetrahydrofuran
  • Toluene
  • Chloroform
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Benzene
  • m-Xylene
  • p-Xylene
  • o-Xylene

Cost for cannabinoid, terpene, and residual solvent analysis

$100/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Cost for residual solvent analysis only

$45/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Deluxe Pesticide Panel

  • Run on LC-MS triple quadropole
  • Tests for 59 compounds

Cost

$150/sample (sub-contracted service)

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Heavy Metals

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium

Cost for Heavy Metal Analysis

$160/sample (sub-contracted service)

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Edibles

Quite often, the true potency of an edible product doesn’t align with its label, increasing the likelihood of a patient under- or over-medicating. C4’s edible testing helps improve consistency and accurate dosing.

Cost

$65/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Microbial testing below requires separately packaged samples.
 • QPCR testing requires 2 grams.
 • All other microbial testing requires 1 gram.

Complete Microbial Safety Panel

*These are the same organisms that will be required for compliance testing. Please note this is not a compliance test.

  • qPCR Salmonella
  • qPCR Aspergillus
  • E. Coli plate test

Cost

$190/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Aerobic Plate Count

  • Measure of aerobic bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Used to determine sanitary quality and level of contamination, no identification

Cost

$40/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Rapid Yeast and Mold Plate Test

  • Yeast and Mold
  • Only gives level of conamination, no identification

Cost

$50/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Pathogenic Mold Plate Test

Aspergillus

  • a.flavus
  • a.fumigatus
  • a.niger
  • a.terreus

Cost

$60/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Pathogenic Yeast Plate Test

Candida

  • albicans
  • glabrata
  • krusei
  • tropicalis

Cost

$60/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Salmonella Plate Test

Cost

$60/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Total Gram Negative Bacteria Plate Test

Used to determine sanitary quality and level of contamination; no identification.

  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Coliform bacteria
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae

Cost

$60/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

E. Coli Plate Test

Escherichia coli is a pathogen responsible for outbreaks of serious food-borne disease.

  • Detection of E. coli
  • Includes confirmation testing

Cost

$60/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Complete Microbial Plate Test

  • Aerobic Plate Count
  • Gram Negative Bacteria
  • E-Coli O157
  • Salmonella Plate Test

Cost

$160/sample

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

qPCR Pathogens only

DNA and RNA analysis using qPCR to detect pathogens. This service includes all pathogens required by Nevada and California's cannabis testing standards. Includes:

  • qPCR Salmonella
  • qPCR Aspergillus

Cost

$165

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

qPCR Total Yeast & Mold

qPCR analysis for level of yeast and mold contamination. Includes:

  • qPCR Yeast & Mold

Cost

$80

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

qPCR Total Aerobic Count

qPCR analysis for level of bacterial contamination. Includes:

  • qPCR Total Aerobic Count

Cost

$80

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Gender-Identification of Seedlings

Gender-identification of seedlings at first sign of cotyledon leaf.

Cost

$25

Processing time

Processing time is subject to sample volume. Please call the laboratory for more information.

Rush Services

All rush order requests require laboratory approval.

* If a repeat test is requested by the client to verify data, client will be charged twice once analysis is complete and original data is verified.

Free sample pickup

Free sample pickup, with a $250 minimum order, is available within 25 miles of our Scottsdale location. Sample pickup outside of that radius is available for an additional fee: