The Forensic Laboratory of the TCMEO provides toxicological and histological services for the office. These services include analysis of a broad spectrum of drug and poisons, interpretation of toxicological findings, courtroom testimony, and the preparation of histological slides for interpretation by the forensic pathologists. The laboratory is accredited by the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists.

The Forensic Laboratory consists of the Chief Toxicologist, a Deputy Chief Toxicologist, three Forensic Toxicologists and a Toxicology Laboratory Technician. Our lab is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 pm.


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J. Keith Pinckard, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Examiner

7723 Springdale Road
Austin TX 78724 (Map)
Phone: (512) 854-9599
Fax: (512) 854-9044