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$790 – The almighty HC panel for licenced producer product release. We can hardly believe what labs are charging for this service these days, but operating as a small business means lower overheads and that we can work with tighter margins to maintain awesome pricing. Everything needed to satisfy Health Canada is included.

We are happy to fill out a vendor onboarding form, as well as provide our licence information, ISO9001 certificate, and validation documents for your files, and to collaborate with your quality assurance team as needed.

Depending on the number of samples, results are typically available within  6-8 business days.

Minimum Sample Sizes

15-20 g or ml (USP microbial methods) / 30-35 g or ml (EP microbial methods)




$90 – Canvas Labs tests for d9-THC,  THCa,  CBD, CBDa, d8-THC, THCV, CBG, CBGa, CBN, and CBC.

We use high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography with flame ionization detection (GC-FID) for measuring cannabinoid potency. Both technologies have their advantages, and we’ll run the most appropriate based on the type of sample.

Pure cannabinoid standards are used to calibrate our equipment, and sample-specific internal standards are prepared to achieve optimal chromatographic resolution and detail.

Results are typically available within a few business days, but 1-2 day rush potencies are available on request.

Minimum Sample Sizes

Flower: 2 g
Extracts: 1 g or ml


$90Canvas Labs performs a Gas Chromatography analysis with  39 prominent cannabis terpene targets, giving a great picture of the sample’s flavour and odour profile.

What’s that, you want to see the list of terpenes? Well alright, here we go:

  • Alpha-pinene, Camphene, Beta-pinene, Sabinene, Delta-3-carene, Alpha-phellandrene, Beta-myrcene, Alpha-terpinene, Delta-limonene, Eucalyptol, Ocimene, Gamma-terpinene, Ro-cymene, Terpinolene, Fenchone, Sabinene-hydrate, Camphor, Linalool, Alpha-cedrene, Isopulegol, Fenchol, Beta-caryophyllene, Menthol, R-positive-pulegone, Isoborneol, Alpha-humulene, Terpineol, Borneol, Valencene, Geranyl-acetate, Farnesene, Nerol, Geraniol, Caryophyllene-oxide, Cis-nerolidol, Trans-nerolidol, Guaiol, Cedrol, Alpha-bisabolo.

Results are typically available within a few business days, but a rush service is available on request.

Minimum Sample Sizes

Flower: 2 g
Extracts: 1 g or ml


Canvas Labs uses validated USP and EP methods for  safety testing, Health Canada compliance testing, and product release

  • Microbials: $30-$120 – Methods satisfying USP 61, EP 5.1.4 and 5.1.8. Rapid semi-quantitative testing on Total Aerobic Microbial Count (TAMC), Total Yeast & Mold Count, and Bile-tolerant gram-negative bacteria, and rapid qualitative testing on Salmonella spp., and E. coli spp.. Pseudomonas and Staphylococcus aureus testing available on request.
  • Heavy Metals: $90 – Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) testing for Lead, Mercury, Arsenic, and Cadmium is as precise as it gets. We can also test your input materials to help troubleshoot failed samples.
  • Pesticides: $350 – We run a 96-banned pesticides analysis for HC product release with our brand new Qsight Triple-Quad LC-MS/MS (AKA: Sauron, the All-Seeing-Eye) to report on agricultural pesticides.
  • Aflatoxins: $150 – Our LC-MS/MS is also used for our Aflatoxin analysis, which analyzes for and reports on Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2, Ochratoxin A,  and Total Aflatoxins.
  • Foreign Materials: $30 – Checking for physical sample contamination under microscope is pretty routine, but aiming for no hair, fluff, insects, spider webs, etc. is just good practice.
  • Moisture Content or Water Activity: $30 – Measuring the total water percentage by desiccation, or the free-water activity by moisture activity meter. Let’s make sure that your samples hit their sweet spot and remain shelf-stable. 
  • Residual Solvents: $60 Our GC-FID headspace analysis is an ideal assay for residual solvent testing of extracts and isolates. Testing for propane, isobutane, butane, methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, acetone, hexane, heptane, and pentane.

Depending on the number of tests per sample, results are typically available within a few business days.

Minimum Sample Sizes (per safety test, excluding microbials):
Flower: 1 to 2 g
Extracts: 1 g or 1 ml

Microbial Minimum Sample Size:
10-15 g or ml (USP  methods) / 25-30 g or ml (EP methods)



$150 – PCR testing for Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd), Lettuce Chlorosis Virus (LCV), and Cannabis Cryptic Virus (CCV)

$150 – PCR testing for Powdery Mildew (PM)

Depending on the number of samples, results are typically available within 3-5  business days.


Minimum Sample Sizes

3 fan leaves from each plant:  one fan leaf each from the top, middle, and bottom.
Smaller plants may require only two leaves.
We can also test seeds with 10 grams.


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