Mushroom
Testing

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Mushroom Testing

Mushroom Product Testing and Certificates of Analysis

Subspecies Psylocybe Ecuadorian
Psylocybe Ecuadorian

Over the last 10 years, a surge in the widespread use of psychedelic mushrooms and  medicinal (functional) mushrooms, has led to increased cultivation and decriminalization of psychedelic mushroom strains. This has given rise to a community of mycological enthusiasts and medicinal patients who prioritize being informed about the variations in species and the specific chemical components responsible for desired effects.

For our clients testing functional mushrooms we provide testing for purity, in the same way we test  hemp.

Types of Mushroom Testing

We test all forms of mushrooms including dried fruit, milled mushroom powder, mushroom extracts, mushroom chocolate, mushroom tinctures, gummies, and capsules.

We are currently conducting ongoing research on the active ingredients of these  mushrooms and anticipate being able to share the science with the rest of the mycology community in the near future.
Psilocybe Steel Magnolias
Psilocybe Steel Magnolias

Recently, Oregon introduced the draft rules for hallucinogen tests in their legal psychedelic program to be launched in 2023. The state’s newly created Oregon Psilocybin Services section of the Oregon Health Authority, which is the same regulatory body that governs cannabis in the state, was the agency released the information and it comes after the people of Oregon approved Measure 109 in November of 2020. This legislation gives the state of Oregon up to two years to regulate legal psilocybin mushrooms in Oregon. Additionally, the regulatory language specifies species testing of every harvest lot to ensure the presence of only Psilocybe Cubensis. This includes batch testing for every five pounds of whole mushroom fruit, as opposed to cannabis which is required for every fifteen pounds. The analysis to be performed is mandated to include potency testing, solvent testing (for extracts made with methanol), microbial testing for e Coli bacterium, and heavy metal testing for lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury.

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Potency 9 (Psilocybe)

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Amanita Mushrooms

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Medicinal/Functional Mushrooms

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What we test for Psychedelic Mushrooms from DEA Registered producers:

Mycotoxin
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Dried Fruit/ Derivatives and Edibles

Analytes

5 Count

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LCMS
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Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2
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Ochratoxin A

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Potency 9
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Dried Fruit/ Derivatives and Edibles

Analytes

9 Count

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LCMS
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Psilocybin
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Psilocin
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Harmine
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Harmane
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Baeocystin
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Norbaeocystin
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Norpsilocin
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Aeruginascin
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4-hydroxy TMT

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Residual Solvents
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Residual Solvents
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Flowers/Plants, Derivative Products and Edibles

Analytes

21 Count

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LCMS
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1,1-Dichloroethene
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Chloroform
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Hexane
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Toluene
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1,2-Dichloroethane
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Ethanol
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Isopropyl Alcohol
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Total xylenes
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Acetone
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Ethyl acetate
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Methanol
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Trichloroethylene
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Acetonitrile
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Ethyl ether
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Methylene Chloride
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Benzene
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Ethylene oxide
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Pentane
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Butanes
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Heptane
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Propane

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Heavy Metals
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4 Count

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LCMS
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Arsenic
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Cadmium
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Lead
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Mercury

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Microbiological
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Dried Fruit, Derivative Products and Edibles

Analytes

6 Count

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LCMS
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Pathogenic Aspergillus flavus
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A. fumigatus
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A. niger
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A. terreus
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Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli
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Salmonella species

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Pesticides
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Dried Fruit/ Derivatives and Edibles

Analytes

68 Count

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LCMS/GCMS
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Abamectin
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Acephate
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Acequinocyl
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Acetamiprid
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Aldicarb
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Azoxystrobin
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Bifenazate
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Bifenthrin
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Boscalid
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Captan*
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Carbaryl
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Carbofuran
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Chlorantraniliprole
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Chlordane*
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Chlorfenapyr*
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Chlormequat Chloride
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Chlorpyrifos
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Clofentezine
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Coumaphos*
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Cyfluthrin*
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Cypermethrin
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Daminozide
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Diazinon
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Fludioxonil*
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Hexythiazox
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Imazalil
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Imidacloprid
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Kresoxim-methyl
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Malathion
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Metalaxyl Propiconazole
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Methiocarb
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Methomyl
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Methyl_Parathion*
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Mevinphos*
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MGK 264 (Hemp Only)
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Myclobutanil
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Naled
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Oxamyl
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Paclobutrazol
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Pentachloronitrobenzene*
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Permethrin
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Phosmet
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Piperonyl butoxide
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Prallethrin
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Propoxur

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Our clients include the nation's leading psychedelic and functional mushroom researchers. When analyzing psilocybe mushroom samples for potency, we quantitatively measure the following analytes:

As a prodrug, psilocybin is quickly converted by the body to psilocin when ingested. It is broken down by the liver in a process called dephosphorylation. The resulting compound is called psilocin, which is responsible for the psychedelic effects.

Present in most psychedelic mushrooms together with its phosphorylated counterpart psilocybin.

Harmine

beta-carboline alkaloid

Harmane

beta-carboline alkaloid

Baeocystin

psilocybin’s precursor, an analog of psilocybin and found as a minor compound

a psilocybin analog and minor active compound (alkaloid)

Norpsilocin

a derivative of psilocybin: Acts on 5-HT2A receptors with greater potency than psilocin

Aeruginascin

a naturally occurring tryptamine. Aeruginascin chemically similar to psilocybin and psilocin.

4-hydroxy-N,N,N

trimethyltryptamine (4-HO-TMT) - The putative active metabolite of aeruginascin, a naturally occurring tryptamine of "psychedelic mushrooms". This compound is closely related to bufotenidine, the N-trimethyl analogue of serotonin found naturally in toad venom.

In addition to our performing testing for psilocybin (psychedelic or “magic”) mushrooms, we also provide purity analyses for many functional or medicinal mushrooms, including:

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Lion's Mane
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Turkey Tail
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Chaga
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Reishi
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Cordyceps
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Maitake
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Shiitake

Certificates of Analysis

In order to validate the results of every mushroom sample report, a certificate of analysis (COA) or" is generated through our software into an online results portal with a public view (please follow our link on how to interpret a COA here). In addition, we provide QR codes linked to the COA for product packaging, and tracking via blockchain, the future of tamper-proofing and security.
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When selecting a mushroom testing laboratory, there are a number of different factors, accreditations, and testing methodologies that should be taken into account. First and foremost, as required by Drug Enforcement Administration regulations, our laboratory has accreditation from the federal level of government. In addition, we are registered with the DEA, AHCA, and CLIA, and have been awarded 82 Emerald Badges, an inter-laboratory comparison and proficiency test, in 2019 - 2022. As a result of our years of experience operating as a testing lab aiding in the quantitative aspects of analytical testing, ACS is able to disseminate clinical grade results.

Mushroom Testing
We Conduct Testing In House
To ensure the most professional and trustworthy results, instead of outsourcing the lead scientist role, ACS has taken an important step in providing our own lead scientist with all of the essential lab skills to produce reliable analyses in a timely manner.

Additionally, we have invested in a 20,000 square ft facility, and our site has all of the proper laboratory-grade instruments and chemicals to perform high quality hemp testing. Consequently, we are able to employ the most reliable testing methods available, such as high-performance liquid chromatography, clinical mass spectrometry, and ultra-violet spectroscopy with high-performance liquid chromatography(HPLC/LCMS/ HPLCUV), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS), and inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP/MS). We have convenient and knowledgeable customer support teams that are consistently available by phone and we are able to offer 3-5 day turnaround time for test results.

Current Classification of Magic Mushrooms
The federal government designates hallucinogenic mushrooms to be a Schedule 1 controlled substance that has no medicinal value and therefore there are no federal regulations designed for testing the potency of the shrooms.
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Because psilocybin and psilocin are Schedule 1 substances, handling or possessing them without DEA authorization is a federal crime and punishable under law. However, the DEA does afford companies the ability to apply for federal psilocybin registration. Under this regulation, a company can be allowed to conduct any of seven activities, including manufacturing, distribution, reverse distribution, research, import, export, and chemical analyses.

How accurate is mushroom testing?

Potency testing, for psilocybin, psilocin, and quantification for other active compounds is extremely accurate when using Liquid Chromotography Mass Spectometry, as the measurements can be quantified to 1/10th of 1% and 1/10th of a milligram and measured in parts per billion.

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Our Credentials

Emerald Proficiency Test

Drug Enforcement Administration

DEA Registered Laboratory
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CLIA Certified

Agency for Health Care Administration

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largest in state
designated lab

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) does not allow farmers to clip their own samples for testing. Instead, they must enlist approved third-party laboratories to conduct this task. Through ACS’s designation as the largest DEA-registered
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ACS Laboratory has won the most national awards and is a State Designated Laboratory that is licensed by the DEA.

Whyit matters?

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Providing stellar customer service
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Exceeding industry standards
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Highly reproducible quality, results in a regulated environment
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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) does not allow farmers to clip their own samples for testing. Instead, they must enlist approved third-party laboratories to conduct this task. Through ACS’s designation as the largest DEA-registered
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) does not allow farmers to clip their own samples for testing. Instead, they must enlist approved third-party laboratories to conduct this task. Through ACS’s designation as the largest DEA-registered
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