Analyzing with LC-MS/MS for Superior Selectivity, Sensitivity, Resilience, and Easy Sample Prep
High-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) has emerged as the method of choice for pesticide and mycotoxin analysis in cannabis. Traditionally, pesticides are screened using two analytical instruments: GC/MS and LC-MS/MS. However, most of the studies for the two-system technology approach either do not achieve state action limits or require multiple time-consuming sample preparation methods and instrument consumables.
Our QSight® 220 Pesticide Analyzer utilizes a single instrument and single prep method for rapid, reliable results — suitable for labs wanting to comply with stringent regulations. This method allows identification and quantification of all pesticides and mycotoxins at levels well below action limits (0.005 to 0.25 µg/g). The ability to screen and quantitate the hydrophobic and chlorinated compounds normally analyzed on a GC-MS/MS, as well as all the mycotoxins, makes it the ideal analytical technique for the cannabis industry.