Birmingham City Laboratories
Toxicology Section provides analysis and advice on:
Birmingham City Laboratories' Toxicology Section performs analysis for a wide range of drugs and intoxicants on body fluids and tissues. We can respond to your needs for urgent or specialist analyses. We provide a full interpretation service on the significance of the results obtained. This is designed to be of maximum evidential value to
Pathologists, Coroners and the Police. Our scientists are highly trained, experienced and well qualified and appear as expert witnesses in H.M. Coroners’ and Crown Courts.
Heroin, Cocaine, Amphetamine, Ecstasy, Methadone and Cannabis are amongst the drugs that are commonly abused. We carry out screening, confirmation and quantification using instrumental techniques such as GC/MS.
Drugs of Abuse in Blood and Urine
UKAS Accredited provides you with independent third party assurance of our competence and
in the reliability of the results we produce.
Our current schedule is listed at www.ukas.org
Carbon Monoxide in Blood
Accidental poisoning by fumes from faulty gas fires or cookers. Suicides by the use of exhaust fumes.
Ethyl Alcohol in Blood and UrineDeaths resulting from road traffic incidents involving both motorists and pedestrians, deaths from acute alcohol intoxication and accidents such as falls and drowning where alcohol may have played a part. Also alcohol may be found in combination with other drugs.
Prescription Drugs in Blood and Liver
Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drugs such as Librium,Valium and Amitriptyline, sleeping tablets such as Temazepam, and analgesics such as Codeine and Paracetamol are a few examples of the types of drug taken in excess either accidentally or deliberately. These and many more are tested for on a regular basis.
Anti-anxiety and antidepressant drugs, such as Librium,Valium and Amitriptyline, sleeping tablets such as Temazepam, and analgesics are examples of the types of drug taken in excess either accidentally or deliberately. Our portfolio of analysis includes all commonly prescribed drugs of these types and expands continually to keep up to date with new developments. One-off assays can be developed on request.