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With NEAFS starting this week and SOFT imminent, the focus here at GenTech for October (and early November) is forensics and toxicology. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up a few related resources for this week’s Tech Tips.

A review of the resources

The Basics:

For definitions and a basic overview of Forensic Toxicology, check out A Simplified Guide to Forensic Toxicology, from the National Forensic Science Technology Center® (NFSTC), with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Analytical Instruments Solutions for Forensic Toxicology from Shimadzu, provides an overview of the instruments they offer for applications such as drug screening and quantitation, and heavy metals analysis.

Labs that are moving or growing or remodeling, and certainly startups, could benefit from Forensic Laboratories: Handbook for Facility Planning, Design, Construction, and Moving.


ANSI/ASB STANDARD 152, Standard for the Minimum Content Requirements of Forensic Toxicology Procedures, First Edition, 2021. From the American Academy of Forensic Scientists (AAFS), “this document provides requirements for the minimum content of analytical procedures in forensic toxicology.”

SOFT/AAFS Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Guidelines. Includes specific guidelines for the practice of forensic toxicology for two defined areas: Post-Mortem Forensic Toxicology and Human Performance Forensic Toxicology.

From the NIH/National Library of Medicine:

From the National Institute of Justice

Naturally, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has a plethora of information and resources for students, practitioners and researchers alike.

From GenTech:

Final Thoughts:

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