Test Benefits

Cannabis terpene testing helps you understand the possible effects and uses of specific strains. Some terpenes have therapeutic properties and can reduce stress and anxiety. Assessing the terpene profile can help you select the right strains for products.

Besides helping manufacturers select the right strains, terpenes allow consumers to customize their experience. People can choose cannabis strains based on their preferred aroma and taste. When they enjoy specific products, they’ll likely return to the same company and purchase more things with the desired strain.

Furthermore, terpene analysis supports consistency and quality control within the cannabis industry.

By quantifying present terpenes, you can create batches with comparable chemical compositions. On the other hand, testing can differentiate cannabis products in your business and the overall market. You can display the distinct characteristics of their strains and explain their benefits.

Overall, terpenes are natural compounds that influence the aromas, flavors, and effects felt from using the cannabis product. Their differences can be subtle, but terpenes can add great depth to the horticultural art and connoisseurship of cannabis.

Many terpenes have very similar structures, so Encore Labs utilizes a powerful mass spectrometer to differentiate each one.

A mass spectrometer is an analytical instrument that allows us to ionize molecules and separate them based on distinct characteristics. The tool can detect cannabinoids, terpenes, and many other components inside cannabis. Our experienced team tests your samples to produce an accurate description of your product.

Test Benefits

What We Test For


Terpenoid Testing

  1. The laboratory analyzes a sample of cannabis or cannabis product to determine the terpenoid profile of the sample.

  2. The laboratory reports the result of the terpenoid testing on the COA both as a percentage and in either milligrams per gram (mg/g) if by weight or milligrams per milliliter(mg/mL) if by volume.


GC/MS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry)

Cannabis terpene testing is one of the many important forms of analysis for cannabis products. It allows you to gain valuable insight regarding the types of cannabis you offer and optimize your batches. Therefore, consumers can purchase their preferred products and understand the effects of strains.

When it’s time to test your strains, call Encore Labs. We’re more than happy to serve you!