Microbial Pathogen Screen is an absolutely essential application in ensuring that your product is pharmaceutical quality. Microbial pathogens in your flowers or other products could result in serious health and safety risks. 

We test for the presence of microbial pathogens at a genetic level to ensure that your products are clean and safe and that your production facilities and methods are conducive to consumer safety.  

Why is a Microbial Pathogen Screen so important ?

It goes without saying that in order to meet product specifications and adhere to best manufacturing practices, there can be no traces of microbial pathogens if your product is to be deemed safe for market. What’s more, if your products show even the minutest traces of microbial pathogens, you may need to make significant changes to your manufacturing apparatus and conditions if your products are to be deemed consistently safe.  

When going into business for yourself, especially in such a fast-growing and competitive industry like this, it’s essential to establish yourself as a safe and trustworthy presence in the market. If someone falls ill as a result of using your product this could make you liable to legal action as well as decimating your fledgling brand’s reputation. 

While this may be true of all industries to some extent, it’s particularly important in a new and growing industry such as this where consumers are (rightly) very cautious. As more people learn of the potential health and medicinal benefits of cannabis derived products they take their first steps towards the industry with great trepidation. They need certain assurances in order to deem a brand and their products trustworthy. As such, we provide the exact same testing services to consumers so that they can be assured that the product they’re using is safe.

If you are unable to provide these assurances, you may find yourself losing customers to your competitors, even if they offer an inferior product.

How can we help?

We have worked hard to establish ourselves as one of the most trusted names in the cannabis industry and can say with pride that we are the world’s first accredited cannabis laboratory. As such, we provide a host of testing services both for businesses in the cannabis industry and the people from all walks of life who use their products. 

We offer comprehensive Microbial Pathogen Screening so that manufacturers and consumers alike can be assured of a safe product that’s conducive to good health.

The testing- How it works

If you need us to test a sample of product, we make it so that it couldn’t be simpler! Just click this link to arrange a pickup and we will come to you to collect your sample. It doesn’t matter if you’re a business testing the safety of your product or a consumer looking for that all-important extra reassurance, we bring the same high standards of courtesy and professionalism. 

Our Microbial Pathogen Screening procedure then detects any traces of potentially harmful fungi or bacteria at the genetic level. We can apply our exacting testing process to any kind of product including flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topical and edibles. 

Pathogens that we test for include;

  • Aspergillus flavus
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Aspergillus terreus​​
  • Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)
  • Salmonella spp.

Our comprehensive testing process relies on the latest cutting edge technology and we apply the same exacting standards to each and every test we perform 

Other services we offer

Microbial Pathogen Screen is just one of a comprehensive range of services we offer to both businesses and consumers in the fast-growing cannabis industry. In order to help keep this exciting little corner of the pharmaceutical industry safe and ethical, we have developed a  diverse portfolio of laboratory testing services.

We’re proud to offer all of the following to businesses and consumers alike;

  • Residual Solvent Analysis
  • Cannabinoid Potency Analysis
  • Terpene Analysis
  • Pesticide Analysis
  • Moisture Content Analysis
  • Foreign Material Screening
  • Mycotoxin Analysis
  • Heavy Metals Analysis

Has there ever been a plant more full of medicinal potential yet completely misunderstood as the cannabis plant? Fortunately, as cannabis use has been decriminalized in much of the country, more and more consumers are letting go of their preconceptions and opening themselves up to the potential mental and physical health benefits of the cannabis plant and its derivatives. As such, a widespread industry has arisen to cater to the growing market of aware cannabis consumers. And while this has provided substantial opportunities for enterprising people who are aware of the potential benefits that cannabis-derived products can have for consumers, it has also brought a burden of great responsibility. 

Whether manufacturers deal in wholesale flowers, edible treats, vaping products or topical CBD oils they need to meet exacting standards to make their products completely safe for consumers. If just starting out (or considering starting out) in the growing cannabis and derivatives industry, you may be unsure of what legal standards your product needs to meet. You may be unsure of how to ensure that your products are fully compliant with appropriate legislation and safety standards.  

That’s where we, and our range of testing facilities, come in!

Put your trust in CannaSafe Labs

Whether you’re a business owner or consumer, you want to be sure that your products are tested by a trustworthy lab to the highest standards. As the world’s first accredited cannabis lab, we understand the scientific and legal responsibilities of this emerging industry. For your peace of mind, as a provider or a consumer, we provide a range of tests to help your product gain the reputation it deserves. One such test is a Microbial Pathogen Screen. Here we look at the importance of such a test in ensuring a safe product.

Want to know more? Get in touch with us today!


We’re proud of the services we offer and the part we play in helping to create a safe industry that is characterized by trust and accountability. We’re proud to work with manufacturers of cannabis products and the people who use them to help create a culture of safety and transparency around a growing but still largely misunderstood industry.

If you’d like to know more about us and the services we offer, please get in touch today

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