Quantitation of Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and Ochratoxin A in Cannabis by LC Using Prominence-i and the RF-20Axs Fluorescence Detector
5 December 2018
Aflatoxins and ochratoxins are varieties of mycotoxins produced as secondary metabolites from mold species within the genera Aspergillus. Considering the great risk to consumer health posed by the presence of mycotoxins and the possibility of mold growth in cannabis, the development of accurate testing methods for mycotoxins in cannabis are of utmost importance. This study focuses on developing a powerful detection method that allows cannabis testing labs to confidently report concentrations below regulatory limits – Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2 combined to 20 ppb and 20 ppb for Ochratoxin A alone.