Terpene Profiling


Terpenes are naturally existing small organic molecules produced by a wide variety of plants. Terpenes (as well as flavonoids) influence the aroma and flavor of these plants, including cannabis. Over 100 terpenes have been detected in cannabis, resulting in countless combinations of smells and flavors.


How We Test for Terpenes


We test for the most common cannabis terpenes using HS-GC-FID (Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detection and Headspace Analysis), abling us to extract and identify each terpene found in a sample. For QA testing, please see our QA/R&D page for sample minimums.


 Terpenes We Currently Test For:

  • alpha-(-)-Bisabolol
  • alpha-Cedrene
  • alpha- Cedrene
  • alpha- Humulene
  • alpha- Phellandrene
  • alpha-Pinene
  • alpha-Terpinene
  • beta-Ocimene
  • Borneol
  • Camphene
  • Camphor
  • Caryophyllene Oxide
  • Cedrol
  • cis-Nerolidol
  • delta-3-Carene
  • Eucalyptol
  • Fenchone
  • Fenchyl Alcohol
  • gamma-Terpinene
  • Geraniol
  • Geranyl Acetate
  • Guaiol
  • Isoborneol
  • Isopulegol
  • Limonene
  • Linalool
  • Menthol Racemic
  • Myrcene
  • Nerol
  • Pulegone
  • Sabinene
  • Sabinene hydrate
  • Terpineol
  • Terpinolene
  • trans-Caryophyllene
  • trans-Nerolidol
  • Valencene

 If you’d like to test for additional terpenes, we can create a custom analysis to meet your needs


All R&D results are unofficial. For information on certified testing please call the lab at (858) 623-2740.

We currently follow activity levels based on the 2018 California Cannabis Regulations. To view these, visit our 2018 CA Testing Regulations page.

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