Heavy Metals Testing

Agricor Laboratories is certified with the State of Colorado to test for heavy metals. Our validated method will give you accurate and defendable results every time. Our standard turn time is 5 days or less! Avoid long delays at other labs and test with Agricor!

Agricor heavy metals lab report

We analyze 4 metals

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Mercury

What are the acceptable limits?


  • Lead: < .5 ppm
  • Arsenic: < 0.2 ppm
  • Cadmium: < 0.2 ppm
  • Mercury: < 0.1 ppm


  • Lead: < 10 ppm
  • Arsenic: < 3 ppm
  • Cadmium: < 3 ppm
  • Mercury: < 1 ppm

Oral Consumption

  • Lead: < 1 ppm
  • Arsenic: < 1.5 ppm
  • Cadmium: < 0.5 ppm
  • Mercury: < 1.5 pp

Our standard turn-around time for heavy metals testing is 5 days based on receiving the sample before 10:30am. We also offer expedited turn-around times per customer request.

Try our Turn Time Calculator to see what your expected turn time will be.

The required sample size for heavy metals testing is dependent on the size of your harvest batch or production batch per 4-110 – Regulated Marijuana Testing Program: Sampling Procedures.


We perform our heavy metals testing on Agilent Technologies’ Inductively Coupled Plasma mass spectrometry (ICP/MS). We invested in the right instrumentation to accurately quantitate the detection limits set by the MED and CDPHE.

Having the right equipment is critical, but it is only one piece of the Agricor Validated Laboratory System. Our lab is the ONLY cannabis testing facility set to the same standards of a Pharmaceutical Laboratory. By following Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) we deliver the most accurate results in the industry.

Ready to submit a heavy metals test? It’s easy to get started!

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