Cannabis Testing

Cannabis Microbial Testing

Cannabis Pathogen Testing with PCR

Cannabis Pathogen Testing with PCR

As molecular methods for pathogen detection continue to improve, emerging pathogens are being described around the world in molecular terms. The use of real-time PCR methods has the benefit of automation, high sensitivity, high precision, and accuracy, plus the flexibility to simultaneously test for more than one pathogen. Most legislation requires testing for Aspergillus, Salmonella and STEC, however, Listeria monocytogenes is an important pathogen that could also contaminate cannabis products.

​Real-Time PCR for Food Testing

Bio-Rad's iQ-Check Real-Time PCR Kits

The Bio-Rad iQ-Check Solution takes full advantage of real-time PCR to provide a fast and reliable method for cannabis pathogen testing.

The iQ-Check Kits are based on gene amplification and detection by the use of real-time PCR. Ready-to-use PCR reagents contain everything needed to detect targeted pathogens with high sensitivity and specificity.

Detect and Enumerate Microorganisms Faster with RAPID' Chromogenic Media

Detect and Enumerate Microorganisms

RAPID' Chromogenic Media are a complete range of highly selective chromogenic media designed to detect and enumerate a variety of microorganisms in cannabis samples. They offer economical, labor-saving protocols and provide a shorter time to results than classical methods. In addition, the combination of the selected chromogenic mixture and high-quality raw material allows a high level of contrast, high selectivity, and high sensitivity, making the plates easy to read.

Applications and Benefits

  • Detection or enumeration protocol
  • Easy to use
  • Economical solutions
  • Easy-to-read chromogenic reaction