Terpene Profiling

Terpene Profiling

Terpenes are a group of organic compounds commonly found in plants and are primarily responsible for the aromatic characteristics of cannabis. While cannabinoids are often assumed to be the sole inducer of marijuana’s therapeutic effects, terpenes have been shown to interact in symbiotic conjunction with cannabinoids to modulate the plant’s medicinal properties and contribute to its overall effects. Anresco laboratories utilizes GC-MS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) to quantify 27 terpenes:


(Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry) can be used to accurately quantify the presence of 27 terpenoids:

  • a-Pinene
  • Camphene
  • b-Myrcene
  • b-Pinene
  • d 3-Carene
  • Limonene
  • a-Terpinene
  • Ocimene
  • p-Cymene
  • Eucalyptol
  • Y-Terpinene
  • Terpinolene
  • Linalool
  • Isopulegol

  • Menthol
  • Borneol
  • a-Terpineol
  • Citronellol
  • Geraniol
  • b-Caryophyllene
  • a-Humulene
  • Cis Nerolidol
  • Trans-Nerolidol
  • Guaiol
  • Caryophyllene Oxide
  • a-Bisabolol
  • Eudesmol

Anresco can test for additional terpenes upon request.  Please contact us for more information.