We work hard to consistently provide excellent customer service and exceptional scientific work and services that can withstand the highest levels of scientific and legal scrutiny. Your case may be handled by a single analyst or by a combination of our DNA, firearms, or pathology analysts. In all cases, we have the ability to:
- consider all the evidence in complex cases
- give comprehensive meaning to all issues involved
- create reports that make you an expert
- testify with confidence
Forensic pathology is a subspecialty within the field of pathology that focuses upon the application of principles of pathology within a medical-legal setting. While the postmortem examination is one of the primary tools utilized by a forensic pathologist and contrary to the popular belief that “all questions are answered by an autopsy,” a forensic pathologist often needs to evaluate far more. In order to arrive at a well-reasoned opinion, a review of the scene and circumstances surrounding the death, medical records, investigative reports and reports of other analysts and experts are often necessary for this synthesis.
Further, a forensic pathologist often performs microscopic examinations of tissue retained at the time of the autopsy and may well call upon the expertise of other specially trained pathologists for more detailed examination of certain organs.
Forensic Analytical Crime Lab’s highly skilled and trained technical staff approaches casework in a professional and meticulous manner. We maintain a rigorous quality assurance program encompassing the analytical process from start to finish: Including sample receipt, chain-of-custody, sample tracking, sample preparation and analysis, quality control and data review, final analytical report review, issuance of client reports, and sample storage.
We also work hard to maintain our clients’ confidence in our scientific abilities and knowledge. All of our scientists are active members of multiple professional associations. To maintain their standing at the top of our industry, they participate in mandatory external proficiency testing and continuing professional education programs.