Alkemist Labs now offers heavy metal and pesticide screening

Alkemist Labs has renewed accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) with additional accreditation for pesticides and heavy metals per USP-NF <561>.

Alkemist Labs (Garden Grove, CA) has added purity testing, namely heavy metal and pesticide screening, to its services, alongside identity, potency, and hemp testing. Alkemist Labs has also renewed accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) with additional accreditation for pesticides and heavy metals per USP-NF <561>.

Heavy metal content is determined by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, and pesticide content is determined using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry as well as gas chromatography- mass spectrometry. In April, Alkemist Labs will also introduce screening for residual solvents (USP method <467>) using headspace gas chromatography- mass spectrometry, the most sensitive and precise instrument that allows detection of extremely low levels of solvent contaminants.

“Alongside identity and potency testing, purity testing is an essential component of meeting GMP requirements, and verifying a clean product, so we’re glad to offer this to our clients” said Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs, in a press release.“We’re working on adding additional ISO accreditations for other services we offer, which we expect to achieve in the near future.”

Alkemist Labs’ renewed accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (Certificate #3851.01) is valid until February 28, 2024 and may be viewed here.