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Pixis Labs / Columbia Food Laboratories merge names to become Columbia Laboratories

Please welcome Columbia Laboratories as the Pacific Northwest’s latest brand for high quality analytical testing. Formerly known collectively as “Pixis Labs” and “Columbia Food Laboratories,” our new name more accurately reflects our consolidated mission to support public health and safety though expanded testing options.

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Our Services

Pesticides & Residues

Helping farmers maintain safe usage of these chemicals during every phase of the growing process. … more

Nutrition

Testing for a wide variety of needs from nutrition parameters and quality to contaminants and preservatives. … more

Microbiology

Microbiological analyses for common food-borne human pathogens, food spoilage organisms, mycotoxins, etc. … more

Cannabis & Hemp

ORELAP accreditation means our laboratory has both the quality systems and technical capabilities to perform required testing. … more

Honey

Specializing in honey authentication and adulteration. Using the most up-to-date methods for SCIRA, pesticides, antibiotics, and others. … more

Environmental

Accurate, reliable and on time reporting to help you keep your system healthy, safe and in compliance. … more

Latest News

Colorado to level up Hemp Testing by July; Columbia Labs is prepared. CL meets various state and country’s testing requirements.

CDPHE New Hemp Rules In February, Colorado adopted new requirements for hemp-derived products. The rules are in effect as of April 14, 2021 and the testing requirements commence July 1, 2021.  The testing updates include additional residual solvents, heavy metals, micro-organisms an extended list of pesticides. Columbia Laboratories currently offers the standards in-house and is
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Potency: Now 3 Day TAT with 20 Cannabinoids. More data, faster TAT- same price.

Now you get 20 cannabinoids on the standard potency profile for all cannabis matrices at Columbia Laboratories- for the same great price!  “We have validated an additional 5 analytes with clear resolution to bolster the advancing science of cannabinoid minors,” said Kelly O’Connor, business development. “The additional data helps define controversial peaks, such as Delta
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Sodium vs Salt: Nutritional Facts Labeling Update

The FDA is allowing for label changes for sodium substitutes. The goal is to improve public health as sodium consumption continues to be above recommended intakes in the United States.  Manufacturers are formulating products to reduce sodium content by using potassium chloride as a substitute ingredient for some sodium chloride.  So, the FDA has taken
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Streamlined vitamin and nutritional analyses – faster, efficient and more precise.

Beginning April 1,2021, Vitamins testing and Nutritional testing will be automated and extracted simultaneously, streamlining the procedure and increasing precision- due to the addition of Ankom Flex analyte extractors.  Analytes on the list:  Retinol Beta-Carotene Cholesterol Tocopherols Vitamin D  And that is just the start. Future method developments for automated extraction include Vitamin K, and
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Free Amino Acids testing is now available in Cannabis/CBD crossover matrices

As the Infused Product market grows, so does the need for accurate nutritional analysis, specifically for cannabis-extract-infused products, which have unique interferences and considerations.  Columbia bridges the gap of nutritional and cannabis testing by validating nutritional analysis in specific types of infused matrices.  The latest in nutritional developments is the offer for Free Amino Acids
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