Identification of Toxicants & Toxicity Testing

What is Toxicity Testing & Drug Identification

A major task of the forensic toxicologist is toxicity testing and the identification of toxicants, such as chemicals, drugs, and poisons, in biological material. That sample may originate from a victim or an alleged perpetrator.

An important aspect of the interpretation of toxicity test findings is the quantity of the chemical present in terms of tissue concentration or blood level. The analytic methods of forensic toxicologists are specific and standardized, and expert analysis of identified or misidentified drugs requires a sophisticated understanding of these assays and formulas.

Trusted Drug & Toxicant Identification

The forensic toxicologists at The Forensic Panel possess the expertise from years of experience and leadership in their forensic science fields to examine the methodology of drug and chemical assessment and toxicity testing. Their toxicant identification analysis is subject to peer review in order to ensure adherence to standard updated protocols in forensic toxicology and to maximize diligence and fairness in the interpretation of data. Peer review contributes to confidence that The Forensic Panel’s toxicant identification findings provide the last word to the court.