‘This isn’t CSI’ : The science behind forensic toxicology

Taking a close look at why forensic tox is so complicated and takes weeks to months to complete.

Unlike other medical tests, where technicians isolate a specific compound like cholesterol, Middleberg says that you don’t always know what you’re looking for with forensic toxicology. “If you have a young person who is found dead in bed and there’s no history of drug abuse, you’re looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack,” he tells Quartz.

Full article from Quartz

 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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