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    Toxicology Laboratory

    Toxicologists:

    Laureen Marinetti: Chief Toxicologist
    Steve Bultman
    Heather Antonides: Technical Leader 
    Elizabeth Kiely
    Brian Simons
    Quinton Carter

     

    The Montgomery County Coroner's Office Toxicology Laboratory is a regional laboratory that currently provides postmortem forensic toxicology services to 40 Ohio counties. The Toxicology Lab also provides human performance forensic toxicology services to approximately 100 police agencies in and around the Miami Valley as part of the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab.  The laboratory processed approximately 2600 toxicology test requests for 2004.  The laboratory is staffed by 5 full time forensic toxicologists and the chief forensic toxicologist.  All members of the full time staff hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and are all members of the international organization, The Society of Forensic Toxicologists.  All staff members are licensed by the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Testing.  The Toxicology laboratory is accredited by The American Society of Crime Lab Directors as well as the National Association of Medical Examiners.  The laboratory has presented original research and case reports at the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, The Midwest Association for Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring  and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual meetings as well as published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology.  In 2005 the laboratory plans to expand its capacity and services by the incorporation of more automation and the inclusion of testing that is currently sent out to a reference laboratory.  These advancements were made possible by the laboratory being awarded a Paul Coverdell Grant in 2004. 

    Further information can be obtained at (937)225-4156 or by email to marinettil@mcohio.org

     

     

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