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Frequently Asked Questions

TESTING WITH QURE

For potency, if you want to know the total THC and total CBD after decarboxylation, then you can book the basic potency test.

If you preserved the acid forms via a cold extraction method and would like to distinguish between THC and THC-A, and CBD and CBD-A, we recommend you choose the full potency test. This gives you the option to choose up to 3 cannabinoids (and their acid forms where relevant).

You can also do a cannabinoid profile if you are curious about all the cannabinoids we can test for.

Please note a 20% compounded product surcharge applies for sample types that are not pure Cannabis (ie. an infusion, tincture, edible, beverage, ointment, etc.).

The cost depends on which test you choose. Our pricing page lists every type of test with all its associated costs. All our prices include 15% VAT.

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  • Cannabis resin;
  • Coconut/olive oil-based Cannabis oil;
  • FECO or RSO;
  • Infusions in MCT carrier;
  • Cannabis-infused capsules;
  • Ground up material;
  • Mixture of flower and leaves;
  • Oil;
  • Distillate;
  • Edibles?
The short answer: yes! Those are examples of what we analyse. The fact is, we can test any type of Cannabis-related sample. We categorise them into 3 types:
  1. Plant material (flower, leaves, roots, seeds, etc) – any part of the plant that hasn’t been through any processing other than drying and curing.
  2. Concentrate (kief, hash, FECO, BHO, rosin, resin, distillate, etc) – parts of the plant that have been extracted with or without solvents into a concentrated form and most of the solvent has been evaporated off or removed.
  3. Compounded product (edible, beverage, tincture, capsule, ointment, skin cream, etc) – any product that has been infused with Cannabis.
Our cannabinoid and terpene testing are priced the same whether you test plant material or concentrates, and there is a 20% surcharge on testing compounded products. When sending a compounded product for testing, please let us know the carrier or main ingredient so that we can ensure it doesn’t interfere with our reference standards, which would affect results.

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Yes, for liquid samples. A density measurement is required to convert the results from mg/g (presence per mass) to mg/ml (presence per volume). This can be booked as an add-on to our potency, cannabinoid, and terpene analyses.

Alternatively, the density measurement can be booked as a standalone test.

We have added Sceletium testing to our list of services.

We plan to expand our services to test for other alkaloids such as mescaline in cacti, psilocybin and/or psilocin in mushrooms. Enquire about your specific sample type.

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On plant material, we offer testing for:

  • Cannabinoids
  • Terpenes
  • Loss on drying (LOD), also known as moisture/water content
  • Foreign matter
  • Total ash
  • Microbial impurities
  • Pesticides
  • Heavy metals
  • Mycotoxins

For concentrates and compounded products, you wouldn’t necessarily test for moisture content or pesticides, but can additionally test for 

  • Residual solvents
  • Density (on liquid samples)

Book a test

Decide which of your strains, concentrates, or end products you want to send for testing.

Decide which tests you want to be done on each sample.

Book your test(s) online at qure.co.za (if you do not have a profile yet, you will be prompted to create one on checkout).

Package your samples, marking it clearly with unique sample references and your order number.

Send the package to our laboratory: 98 Bath Street, Montagu, 6720.

We will analyse your sample(s) and send your certificate(s) of analysis (COA) to the email address you used to sign up.

On qure.co.za, click on the “BOOK A TEST” button at the top right of any page.

Pick the relevant test, and complete the details, including a unique sample reference.

If you have any specific requests regarding the contact details on the COA, please note them in the additional notes box.

Click on “ADD TO BASKET”. A sidebar will pop up, which allows you to either continue to checkout or book another test.

On the checkout page, if you are not already signed in, it will ask you to sign in or create an account. Please register with the details you want to appear on this and future COAs.

You will have the option to pay via instant EFT or credit card, or make a manual payment into our bank account (details are provided).

You will receive confirmation of your order and your invoice via email.

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The sample size depends on the tests you want to be done, as well as the sample type. We have created a handy table on our sample sizes page.

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The lead time for each test is listed on the test booking page, and also on the pricing page. For most tests, the lead time is 5 working days from receipt of the sample and payment. For microbial impurities, pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and Sceletium testing, the lead time is 3 weeks from receipt of the sample.

Once we receive your sample in the laboratory, it is logged into our system and you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of the sample, along with the expected date of completion of the tests.

We will email the certificate of analysis (COA) to the email address you registered with. If you want to specify a different email address, please let us know in the “additional notes” box when logging the sample.

We use a gas chromatograph with flame-ionisation detection (GC/FID) for cannabinoids, terpenes and solvents.

Our other equipment includes an analytical balance, a laboratory incubator, an autoclave, a furnace for Total Ash tests, and a vacuum oven for Loss on Drying tests.

Our microbial, pesticide, heavy metal, mycotoxin and Sceletium testing are all outsourced.

All of the above information can be found on our pricing page.

Yes. Please enquire for a quote tailored to your requirements.

Contact us

Sending my sample

Our laboratory is Unit 2 in Kings Landing Business Park, 98 Bath Street, Montagu, 6720, Western Cape.

Use reliable packaging. Place each sample in a separate, sealed container. Ensure liquids cannot leak and packaging cannot break.

Mark each sample with the unique sample reference you specified in the booking process. This goes onto the COA so you know which COA belongs to which sample. It also helps us know which tests to perform on which sample.

Ensure the package is clearly marked with your order number. You will receive the order number in your confirmation email and can also look it up on your orders page.

We can recommend SA Wine Delivery Service (email sawine123@yahoo.com or phone 021 981 4025 or 083 676 2271). While we receive great service and daily delivery from The Courier Guy (including PUDO), their official policy is not to transport Cannabis flower.

Note that using a courier to send your sample(s) is at your own risk.

Cannabis oils (depending on the carrier) are generally quite temperature-stable in ambient conditions.

If your sample is temperature-sensitive, you will have to ensure it arrives via a temperature-controlled courier service. Please specify any temperature requirements for the laboratory when booking your test.

My results

All the instruments, reference materials and equipment used in a laboratory have an acceptable level of uncertainty.

Taking into account the reference standards, measuring equipment and process, our method has a 4% uncertainty.

Where results exceed 100%, there has been a tiny bit of an over-recovery. That is why there should always be a theoretical value (e.g. 100% CBD) and a range in which the results are deemed acceptable (e.g. it could be between 90 – 110%).

A 5 – 10% range usually applies in the pharmaceutical industry.

My profile

In our main menu (look for the at the top right of the screen), click on “Login/Register“.

Complete your details and register.

If you don’t see “Login/Register” in the menu, but you see “My account” instead, you are already registered and logged in.

We provide for 3 different customer roles:

  • Private customers (this is the default)
  • Medicinal licensed customers (you need to provide your license number and upload a copy)
  • Industrial permitted customers (you need to provide your permit number and upload a copy)

Private customers do not have any company fields.
Licenced/permitted customers can complete their company name, VAT number, etc.

Please provide the details of the person/company you are booking for in your profile. We will use these details for the certificates of analysis (COA) on your bookings. 

If it’s just a once-off, please provide the person/company’s details in the “Additional notes” box when booking the sample.

The easiest is to visit the “Lost your password?” page.

You are welcome to reach out to webadmin@qure.co.za for anything technical or website-related.

If you have a Cannabis or testing-related question, email hello@qure.co.za or send us a WhatsApp or Telegram message on 081 337 0588.

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    Pesticides we can test for

    The standard multi-residue analysis includes testing for:

    2-Phenylphenol
    2,4′-DDE
    2,4′-DDT
    4,4′-DDE
    4,4′-DDT
    Abamectin B1a
    Abamectin B1b
    Acephate
    Acetamiprid
    Acetochlor
    Acibenzolar-S-methyl
    Acrinathrin
    Aldicarb
    Aldicarb sulfone
    Aldicarb sulfoxide
    Aldrin
    Ametoctradin
    Amitraz
    Azadirachtin
    Azinphos-ethyl
    Azinphos-methyl
    Azoxystrobin
    BAC-C10
    BAC-C12
    BAC-C14
    BAC-C16
    BAC-C8
    Benthiavalicarb isopropyl
    Bifenthrin
    Bitertanol
    Boscalid
    Bromophos-methyl
    Bupirimate
    Buprofezin
    Cadusafos
    Captan
    Carbaryl
    Carbendazim
    Carfentrazone-ethyl
    Chinomethionate
    Chlorantraniliprole
    Chlordane
    Chlorfenapyr
    Chlorothalonil
    Chlorpyrifos
    Chlorthal-dimethyl
    Clofentezine
    Clothianidin
    Coumaphos
    Cyfluthrin
    Cyhalothrin-lambda
    Cymoxanil
    Cypermethrin (sum of isomers)
    Cyprodinil
    DDAC-C10
    DDAC-C8
    Deltamethrin
    Demeton-S-methyl
    Demeton-S-methyl sulfone
    Diazinon
    Dichloran
    Dichlorophene
    Dichlorvos
    Dieldrin
    Difenoconazole
    Diflubenzuron
    Dimethoate
    Dimethomorph
    Diphenylamine
    Dodine
    Emamectin benzoate B1a
    Emamectin benzoate B1b
    Endosulfan-alpha
    Endosulfan-beta
    Esfenvalerate
    Etaconazole
    Ethofenprox
    Ethoprophos
    Etoxazole
    Famoxadone
    Fenamidone
    Fenamiphos
    Fenarimol
    Fenazaquin
    Fenbuconazole
    Fenbutatin oxide
    Fenhexamid
    Fenoxycarb
    Fenpropathrin
    Fenpyroximate
    Fenthion
    Fenvalerate
    Flufenoxuron
    Flumioxazin
    Fluopicolide
    Fluopyram
    Flusilazole
    Flutriafol
    Fluxapyroxad
    Folpet
    Forchlorfenuron
    Formetanate (hydrochloride)
    Fosthiazate
    Hexaconazole
    Imazalil
    Imidacloprid
    Indoxacarb
    Iprodione
    Iprodione (GC)
    Iprovalicarb
    Isazophos
    Isofenphos
    Kresoxim-methyl
    Lufenuron
    Malathion
    Mandipropamid
    Metalaxyl-M
    Methamidophos
    Methidathion
    Methiocarb
    Methomyl
    Methoxyfenozide
    Metrafenone
    Mevinphos-cis
    Mevinphos-trans
    Monocrotophos
    Myclobutanil
    Omethoate
    Oxamyl
    Oxydemeton-methyl
    Oxyfluorfen
    Paclobutrazol
    Parathion
    Parathion-methyl
    Penconazole
    Permethrin (sum of isomers)
    Phenthoate
    Phosmet
    Piperonyl butoxide
    Pirimicarb
    Prochloraz
    Procymidone
    Profenofos
    Propamocarb
    Propargite
    Propiconazole
    Propoxur
    Propyzamide
    Proquinazid
    Prothiofos
    Pymetrozin
    Pyraclostrobin
    Pyrimethanil
    Pyrimethanil (GC)
    Pyriproxyfen
    Quinoxyfen
    Simazine
    Spinetoram
    Spinosad
    Spirodiclofen
    Spirotetramat
    Spiroxamine
    Sulfoxaflor
    Tau-fluvalinate
    Tau-fluvalinate
    Tebuconazole
    Temephos
    Terbufos
    Tetraconazole
    Tetradifon
    Thiabendazole
    Thiacloprid
    Thiamethoxam
    Thidiazuron
    Thiophanate-methyl
    Triadimefon
    Triadimenol
    Triazophos
    Trichlorfon
    Trifloxystrobin
    Triflumuron
    Trifluralin
    Triforin
    Vinclozolin
    Zoxamide

    Please enquire for specific tests.