Terpenoid Testing

Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give cannabis its unique scents and characteristics. Known to be bioactive, terpenes in cannabis not only provide aromatherapy but may also enhance the effects of THC and CBD in the body. Current research indicates that numerous terpenes work harmoniously, creating a phenomenon known as the 'entourage effect' within the endocannabinoid system. This promising synergy may pave the way for alternative medicinal approaches or therapies, offering potential benefits to patients seeking relief through medical cannabis.

At Spectra Analytical, we quantify up to 21 terpenes by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for definitive and accurate results. Below are the terpenes we currently test for:

  • α-Pinene
  • Camphene
  • β-Myrcene
  • β-Pinene
  • 3-Carene
  • p-Isopropyltoluene
  • Limonene
  • α-Terpinene
  • Ocimene
  • γ-Terpinene
  • Terpinolene
  • Linalool
  • Isopulegol
  • Geraniol
  • Caryophyllene
  • Humulene
  • Nerolidol
  • Guaiol
  • α-Bisabolol
  • Eucalyptol
  • Caryophyllene oxide