Alkemist Labs to Highlight New Services and Groundbreaking Blockchain Certificate of Analysis Confirmation at Expo West

Garden Grove, CA (February 26, 2023) – At Expo West 2024 Alkemist Labs will be highlighting its expanded services that provide a full suite of testing services for clients, as well as the new protection of certificates of analysis (CofA’s) against counterfeits and unauthorized tampering using HealthLOQ’s document protection blockchain software. 

Long the undeniable experts at identity testing of botanicals and fungi, in recent years Alkemist has added new services such as heavy metals, potency, pesticides, microbiological, residual solvents, THC and THC Analogs, Astaxanthin esters, and psychedelic quantitation, among others.

All of the new services but astaxanthin are included in Alkemist Lab’s A2LA ISO 17025 scope of accreditation (3851.01), which has been renewed through February 2026. Previously launched services for psychedelic testing are added to the ISO scope, making Alkemist the first lab with this many psychoactive compounds from a number of different botanical sources listed on their ISO scope.

After years of cautioning the industry about altered C of A’s and hand checking the ones people send to have confirmed, Alkemist now has a blockchain solution using HealthLOQ’s document protection software. Brands, retailers, regulators, consumers or any other interested party are now able to verify in seconds if a given document is the unaltered, original  Alkemist CofA.


For more information or to submit samples, contact sales @ or visit them at Expo West booth # 3575.

About Alkemist Labs

Alkemist Labs is an ISO 17025 accredited contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification, quantitative analytical services and contaminant screening for the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical industries. Located in a state-of-the-art facility in Garden Grove, California, Alkemist Labs offers clients a wide range of specialty research services to evaluate the identity, purity, and quality of botanical raw materials, dietary ingredients, and finished products. DEA registered 1, 2, 3n, and 4 for over 20 years, Alkemist is also approved to be on California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) list for hemp testing. Alkemist Labs also produces a complete line of Composite Reference Botanicals (CRBs), critical tools for botanical identity verification. Since it was founded in 1997, Alkemist Labs has become the ideal “Partner for Quality” to companies interested in producing high quality natural products requiring independent, third-party analysis, Stability/Shelf-life studies, Certification of Analysis, and cGMP compliance.

Suzanne Shelton, The Shelton Group
Cell: 847-922-545

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