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The objective of the Toxicology Laboratory is to provide forensic toxicology services to law enforcement agencies throughout the State of California in regions where laboratory services are not available. Assistance is also provided to other county and agency laboratories in situations that are beyond their capabilities. The Toxicology Laboratory is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors / Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).

  • Physical Evidence Bulletin **UPDATED**
    The physical Evidence Bulletin describes procedures and applications of forensic toxicology.

  • Drug Summaries **UPDATED**
    The drug summaries are a brief description of some of the most common drugs seen by the Toxicology Laboratory.

  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
    A brief explanation of the concepts behind this analytical forensic tool.

For additional information please consult the Toxicology Laboratory. The Supervising Toxicologist and other members of the toxicology staff may be reached by email at:   bfstox@doj.ca.gov

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