Use our extensive Cannabinoid & Terpene profiles to highlight your product's uniqueness

About 120 different Terpenes and at least 85 types of Cannabinoids have been discovered. These components, both alone and combined, contribute to the unique phenotype of the plant or product and, ultimately, the effect on the person.

Our panel includes 59 terpenes, the largest panel in the state!


Endo-Fenchyl Alcohol
Octyl Acetate
Isobornyl Acetate
Geranyl Acetate
Carophyllene Oxide

Quality products require quality information

Some initial research has indicated that the combination of terpenes, cannabinoids and other phytochemicals are responsible for the overall effect. This has been called the ‘entourage effect’

Cannabis is cultivated with a specific phenotype in mind. That is, a specific level of THC, CBD, terpene or another phytochemical is targeted in a cultivar. Many factors during a grow cycle can impact the final phenotype and lab testing of these chemicals is the only way to confirm the phenotype and provide information that can be used to adjust the constituents.

When it comes to the emerging cannabis industry, the importance of quality control cannot be overstated. Terpene testing, a critical part of quality assurance, helps in understanding the potency, flavor, and potential therapeutic effects of cannabis products. This is where Nova Analytics Labs steps in as your reliable partner for comprehensive terpene testing and cannabinoid analysis.

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are the natural compounds responsible for the distinct aroma and flavor of plants, including cannabis. Beyond their sensory appeal, research suggests that terpenes may play a crucial role in the medicinal properties of cannabis. They may interact with other compounds in the plant, contributing to a phenomenon known as the “entourage effect.” This refers to the synergy of various compounds in cannabis, potentially enhancing its therapeutic potential.

Why is Terpene Testing Important?

Terpene testing is not merely about identifying the flavor profile of cannabis products. It serves several key purposes, including:

  • Product Differentiation: Terpene profile allows producers to differentiate their cannabis strains and products. Consumers often choose products based on their terpene composition, be it for the aroma, flavor, or expected therapeutic effects.
  • Quality Control: Regular terpene testing ensures consistency in product quality. It verifies that the product has the same terpene profile batch after batch.
  • Regulatory Compliance: As the cannabis industry becomes more regulated, meeting the legal requirements for safety and labeling accuracy is crucial. Accurate terpene testing helps ensure compliance in states that require this test.

Nova Analytics Labs: Your Reliable Partner in Terpene Testing

At Nova Analytics Labs, we understand the pivotal role that terpene testing plays in the cannabis industry. We provide comprehensive testing services to ensure the safety, quality, and legality of your cannabis products.

State-of-the-Art Technology

We use advanced chromatography techniques for accurate identification and quantification of terpenes. Our gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) systems deliver reliable results, helping you maintain consistency and compliance.

Expert Team

Our team of experienced chemists and technicians is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of quality and accuracy. We continuously update our methodologies in line with the latest research and industry standards.

Comprehensive Reporting

We provide detailed reports of our terpene testing results, including the complete terpene profile and potential contaminants. This information is vital for your product development, labeling, and compliance efforts.

Timely Service

We understand the fast-paced nature of the cannabis industry. That’s why we aim to deliver accurate results in a timely manner, helping you keep your product development and distribution on schedule.

Our Terpene Testing Process

Our process involves four key steps:

  1. Sample Preparation: We carefully prepare your cannabis samples for testing, using procedures that preserve the integrity of the terpenes.
  2. Extraction: We use advanced extraction techniques to isolate terpenes from your samples.
  3. Analysis: We analyze the extracts using GC-MS, accurately identifying and quantifying the terpenes present.
  4. Reporting: We provide a comprehensive report of our findings, including the complete terpene profile and any potential contaminants.

Why Choose Nova Analytics Labs for Terpene Testing?

Choosing Nova Analytics Labs means partnering with a team of professionals dedicated to helping you navigate the increasingly complex landscape of cannabis regulation and product differentiation.

Unparalleled Expertise

Our team boasts decades of combined experience in analytical chemistry and the cannabis industry. We are up to date with the latest research, technological advancements, and regulatory changes, ensuring that our clients always receive the most accurate and relevant information for their businesses.

Comprehensive Services

In addition to terpene testing, we also offer a full suite of analytical services for cannabis products, including cannabinoid profiling, pesticide testing, microbial analysis, and residual solvent testing. This makes us a one-stop-shop for all your cannabis testing needs.

Accredited and Certified

Nova Analytics Labs operates under stringent quality control measures, ensuring the reliability of our testing results. We are Accredited by Maine Office of Cannabis Policy, Maine Center for Disease Control, and ISO 17025, the highest in industry standards.

Customer-Centric Approach

We believe in building strong, long-term relationships with our clients. Our customer-centric approach means that we are always available to answer questions, discuss results, and provide support wherever needed.

Wrap Up

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve and mature, maintaining the quality and safety of your products is paramount. Terpene testing is a vital part of this process, and Nova Analytics Labs is here to provide reliable, comprehensive, and timely testing services.

Whether you’re a grower, processor, dispensary owner, or product manufacturer, we’re ready to help you ensure that your products meet the highest standards of safety, quality, and regulatory compliance. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services and how we can support your business in the cannabis industry.

At Nova Analytics Labs, we’re more than just a testing lab—we’re your partner in quality control, product differentiation, and regulatory compliance. Trust us to deliver the accurate and reliable terpene testing services you need to succeed in the dynamic cannabis industry.

Continuous Learning and Advancement

In an industry that is rapidly developing, continuous learning and staying abreast of the latest scientific advancements are key to delivering top-tier service. At Nova Analytics Labs, we are committed to staying at the forefront of cannabis science. This commitment to continuous learning ensures that we can provide you with the most current and comprehensive terpene testing services available.

Confidentiality and Integrity

We understand the critical role that confidentiality and integrity play in your business. At Nova Analytics Labs, we guarantee the privacy of your data and results. We treat all information about your samples and results with the utmost confidentiality, maintaining strict data security protocols.

Cost-Effective Services

Our team is dedicated to providing reliable terpene testing services at competitive prices. We believe that quality testing should be accessible to all businesses, regardless of size. Our flexible pricing options cater to a wide range of budgets, ensuring that you can afford the quality testing needed to guarantee the safety and efficacy of your products.

The Future of Terpene Testing with Nova Analytics Labs

As we look towards the future, we see a world where terpene testing is not just an optional extra, but a fundamental part of the cannabis production process. We envision a time when all cannabis products on the market are thoroughly tested, guaranteeing their safety, quality, and potency. This future is within our grasp, and at Nova Analytics Labs, we’re committed to making it a reality.

As part of our commitment to the future of the cannabis industry, we’re constantly investing in new technologies and methodologies that will enhance the accuracy and efficiency of our terpene testing services. We’re also dedicated to expanding our service offerings to meet the evolving needs of our clients and the industry at large.

We’re excited about what the future holds for the cannabis industry, and we’re ready to face any challenges that come our way. With our advanced technology, expert team, and dedication to quality and accuracy, Nova Analytics Labs is here to help you navigate the future of the cannabis industry with confidence.

So why wait? Partner with Nova Analytics Labs today and discover how our comprehensive terpene testing services can elevate your cannabis business. Let’s shape the future of the cannabis industry together.


Cannabinoid & Terpene profiles provide valuable information that helps consumers make good buying decisions. That's why cultivators and processors rely on accurate profiles to ensure their products meet the expectations of the consumer.

Nova Analytic Labs is developing methods to target dozens of Terpenes and Cannabinoids in addition to the most common 10-15 varieties that are identified in a typical profile panel. The highest-level instrumentation available enables us to provide not only the most comprehensive and reliable results, but also the fastest turnaround time possible. There are other laboratories that provide a “rapid” test, but the level of detail, specificity, and sensitivity cannot compare to the advanced analytical techniques designed by Nova Analytic Labs.