Terpenes are naturally occurring small organic molecules that are produced from plants. Terpenes are what make plants smell a certain way, which is then extracted and sold as essential oils. In cannabis over 100 terpenes have been detected which give them their unique smell and taste. We test for the more common terpenes.


We currently offer a standard test for 23 terpenes:


  • (-)-α-Bisabolol
  • Camphene
  • Δ-3-Carene
  • β-Caryophyllene
  • Geraniol
  • (-)-Guaiol
  • α-Humulene
  • p-cymene
  • (-)-Isopulegol
  • d-Limonene
  • Linalool
  • β-Myrcene
  • cis-Nerolidol
  • trans-Nerolidol
  • α-Ocimene
  • β-Ocimene
  • α-Pinene
  • (-)-β-Pinene
  • α-Terpinene
  • γ-Terpinene
  • Terpinolene
  • (-)-Caryophyllene oxide
  • Eucalyptol


If there other terpenes you wish to be tested that are not on the list please contact us and we can start a custom analysis for you.


We test terpenes by GC-FID with a headspace autosampler. A terpene test requires 1 gram of sample for R&D testing (unofficial).


Thermo Trace™ 1310 gas chromatograph and TriPlus™ 300 Headspace Autosampler used to quantify terpenes.