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Toxicology

Goal Statement

This Division provides County-wide toxicology testing services to the District 17 Medical Examiner's Office and area law enforcement agencies.

Program Description

The Toxicology Division provides toxicology testing as required for the Medical Examiner's Office, law enforcement agencies, county drug addiction recovery centers and the drug court program.  Activities include performing alcohol and drug testing for the determination of cause and manner of death, preparation of toxicology reports and other documentation related to the laboratory findings and testimony in subsequent judicial proceedings.  Training is provided to area law enforcement agencies and educational institutions. Staff also provides expert testimony at criminal and civil trials.