For Terpenes, Residual Solvents, and Cannabinoids
Agilent 6890/5973 GC-MS
Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) is a step up in selectivity and sensitivity from GC-FID. The extra capabilities can be especially useful in the detection of certain halogenated solvents, or to tease apart a larger terpene analyte list. GC-MS cannabis testing does cost more upfront and has higher running costs compared to GC-FID, so it's important to consider your needs vs the costs. Contact AIM for expert help discussing your GC-MS cannabis testing options.
AIM's standard recommendation for GC-MS testing is the Agilent 6890/5973; although other models such as 7890 and 5975 are available. Each system comes with the analytical method preloaded and an SOP for sample-preparation. Installation and training is available and usually lasts 2-3 days in which time you will be trained in the hardware, software, sample-preparation, calibration, data analysis and reporting.
- The Standard GC-MS for Cannabis Analysis Includes:
- GC Mainframe
- Split/Splitless Inlet
- Mass-Selective Detector
- Liquid or Headspace Autosampler
- PC Data System and Software
- Mass-Spectral Library (NIST)
Confused by all these acronyms? Start by checking out the Cannabis Testing Starter Guide to learn about which instrument may suit your needs!
An all-in-one cannabis startup kit is available for AIM's in-house terpenes, residual solvents, and cannabinoids methods