To determine whether poisoning was the cause of a death, a forensic pathologist will consult with an expert toxicologist to conduct a thorough and accurate investigation. Along with the report from the toxicologist, the pathologist will examine tissue and fluid samples in order to detect the presence of poison. Because some poisons may mimic the effects of naturally occurring agents, the experts in this area must be extremely precise. They must provide valid interpretations, ensuring that all specimens are studied with the utmost care, carefully documented, and extensively examined. The pathologists of The Forensic Panel take pride in their meticulous examinations, and consult with other seasoned experts to assure thoroughness and accuracy. The precision of such a process ensures that evidence critical to a case will never be excluded by the court on a technicality or a procedural error.