Local Authorities and HM Coroners

We understand the challenges faced by Local Authorities, HM Coroners and Pathologists when undertaking post-mortem examinations within clearly defined timescales.  We recognise how important it is to provide a high quality and responsive toxicology service.

Sheffield Toxicology Service has over 25 years of experience in providing coronial post-mortem toxicology investigations.  Our well-established team co-ordinates the delivery of toxicology services through a customer-centric approach, providing value for money, timely and transparent post-mortem toxicological services.

We provide expert advice on all aspects of sample collection and result interpretation to a range of clients.  We are a national referral centre for clinical toxicology, providing services to local authorities and coroners across the UK.  Our strong working relationships with a wide range of coroners means we are able to assist in co-ordinating timely and essential investigations.

“Throughout our toxicology contract with Sheffield Laboratory Medicine they have delivered a high quality service.”  
Hammersmith & Fulham Council

We keep abreast of emerging trends in substance misuse through our extensive professional networks of toxicologists both in the UK and abroad.  We have invested in state of the art High-Resolution Accurate-Mass Spectrometers (HRMSs) which give unrivalled capability for the detection of toxicology relevant compounds, particularly for those compounds, which have effects at low doses.   We continually add to our repertoire as new illegal and prescribed drugs become available to the general public.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please contact us by telephone on 0114 226 7666 or email us at sth.labmed@nhs.net.