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Forensic and coronial services

Coronial Services at Forensic and Scientific Services incorporates Forensic Pathology and Forensic Toxicology.

We provide examinations and testing of human samples, as well as expert opinions and court evidence as to the cause and circumstances of death and the significance or interpretation of alcohol, drugs and poisons.

Our staff have considerable forensic expertise and come from a wide range of professional backgrounds including in pathology, dentistry, counselling, nursing, science, radiography, and anthropology. Staff are supported by specialised mortuary and administration teams.

Forensic Pathology

We provide:

  • autopsies and related services for coroners and police
  • support services for families bereaved by deaths reported to the Coroners office 
  • advice on human ethics, tissue donation, mortuary practices and removal of sperm from a deceased person. 

Forensic Toxicology

We provide:

  • forensic testing for alcohol and drugs in samples from coroners’ cases
  • forensic testing for alcohol and drugs in samples from living people submitted by the Queensland Police Service.

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Last updated: 26 August 2015

Contact us

Forensic Pathology (including coronial counselling)
+61 7 3096 2794

Forensic Toxicology
+61 7  3096 2929

Postal address
PO Box 594
Archerfield Qld 4108

39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains Qld 4108