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Forensic toxicology for criminal and private cases

Forensic Access offers a broad range of forensic toxicology services, and can assist organisations involved in the criminal prosecution and defence sector, and also businesses and private individuals.

Forensic toxicology involves the analysis of body fluids for alcohol, drugs, medicines and poisons and related substances.

Behavioural effects
Forensic toxicology can assist in determining if an individual was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of an incident. We can analyse body fluids, typically blood or urine, to show if any substances are present in the body.

A forensic toxicologist from Forensic Access will not just report what was present, but will provide an in-depth interpretation of the results and explain things in simple terms. Typically the forensic toxicologist will give comprehensive explanations of the substances present, how they change in the body (metabolism) what effects these substances may have on an individual, and whether the individual could have been experiencing the effects of these substances at the relevant time.

Involvement in sudden or unexplained death
The work of the forensic toxicologist can also assist in determining if alcohol or drugs were present in cases of sudden or unexplained death. We can analyse a wide range of samples including blood, urine, liver and other body tissues and hair to help determine what substances were in the deceased’s body at the time they died. Forensic toxicologists at Forensic Access will assess the samples available and determine the most appropriate analysis depending on the circumstances.

Which substances?
We can assist in cases involving a wide range of substances, such as:

Case types
Forensic toxicology should be considered in a wide range of case types:

Why use Forensic Access?
Forensic Access is pleased to offer an enhanced toxicology service with in-house experts. They can provide:

Our forensic toxicology experts

 

  Sarah Tarrant, forensic scientist at Forensic Access specialising in all aspects of forensic toxicology including for homicides and sexual offences   Sarah Tarrant
       
  Forensic toxicologist Dr Alex Allan - forensic scientist at Forensic Access, delivering expert forensic toxicology services   Dr Alex Allan
     

 

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Forensic Expertise

Accountancy » Anthropology and archaeology » Appeals » Blood and body fluids » Blood pattern analysis - BPA » CCTV » Cell site analysis » Civil Law cases » Computers, digital devices and internet crime, including mobile phone and cell site analysis » Condom lubricant analysis » Crime scenes » Damage to clothing, etc. » DNA profiling » Documents » Drugs / substances of abuse » Drugs: contamination of banknotes, mobile phones, vehicles, etc. » Fibres » Fingerprints (including enhancement) » Firearms, ballistics, wound ballistics » Fires and explosions » Forensic Accountancy » Glass » Hairs » Handwriting » Marks enhancement (tools, tyres, etc.) » Mobile phones » Oils, greases and waxes » Paints » Pathology (including post mortems and injuries) » Photography (including crime scenes) » Questioned documents » Sat Nav / GPS » Sexual offences » Shoes and shoe marks » Tool and manufacturing marks » Toxicology » Trace evidence » Vehicle tyres and their marks

 

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