Skip to main content

Table 4 limit of detection and limit of quantification for 5 common cannabinoids using both high performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography for quantification. (Brighenti et al. 2017; Pellati et al. 2018)

From: Methods for quantification of cannabinoids: a narrative review

  HPLC   GC-MS  
Interest compound LODb (μg/ml) LOQb (μg/ml) LODb (μg/ml) LOQb (μg/ml)
CBDa 0.20 0.60 0.17 0.56
THCa 0.15 0.47 0.16 0.54
CBGa 0.18 0.54 N/A N/A
CBNa 0.10 0.31 0.12 0.39
CBCa 0.18 0.53 N/A N/A
  1. aCBD cannabidiol, THC tetrahydrocannabinol, CBG cannabigerol, CBN Cannabinol, CBC Cannabichromene
  2. b LOD limit of detection, LOQ limit of quantification