Forensic Toxicology Laboratory

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4431 South 2700 West
Taylorsville, UT 84129-8600
(801) 965-2400
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Matthew Slawson Ph.D. Chief Forensic Toxicologist
Marcel Bibeault Forensic Scientist Manager
Tiffany Berardi Forensic Scientist Manager
Deki Kelsang Forensic Scientist/ Quality Assurance Manager
Nghia Nguyen Outreach & Training
R. Russell Shamo Instrument Leads

Forensic Toxicology
The Forensic Toxicology Laboratory determines the presence of alcohol, drugs, and other substances by analyzing body fluids and tissues. Medical examiners use toxicology results to determine the cause and manner of death. Law enforcement agencies use toxicology results to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs in cases involving driving under the influence (DUI), automobile homicides and other crimes. Toxicology staff conduct analyses, issue reports on their findings, and provide court testimony to interpret the test results.