The Toxicology Section will accept samples for forensic analysis or in support
of legal investigations from law enforcement or other governmental agencies.
Copies of reports will be transmitted to the submitting agency only. Copies of
reports and/or case file data are available to others by subpoena only.
Ordinary and expert testimony is available by subpoena.
All submissions must be accompanied with proper identifying information and a
history in support of the analysis request. This is crucial for criminal
tampering or suspected poisoning cases.
Samples will be handled and must be submitted with full chain of custody
considerations. Samples may be rejected if chain of custody has been
compromised prior to receipt by the toxicology staff.
Performed at IDPH Chicago Laboratory
||Pesticide Enforcement Health Protection
||Criminal Tampering /Poisoning
||Hair, blood, etc.