Postmortem


 

Postmortem Toxicology

The Toxicology Laboratory analyzes a wide variety of tissues and fluids obtained at autopsy for drugs and poisons to help pathologists certify cause of death. The laboratory is constantly updating the drugs tested to stay current with many of the synthetic “designer” drugs that are responsible for many of the increasingly frequent drug deaths in Suffolk County today.



POSTMORTEM TOXICOLOGY

Year

Cases

Toxicology Test Units

2012

1,327

16,602

2013

1,292

19,053

2014

1,255

20,479

2015

1,306

20,586

2016

1,473

21,789

   2017        1,506        23,137