How long does it usually take for an autopsy report to be completed?

This often depends on the number and complexity of tests that need to be performed on bodily fluid and tissue samples taken at autopsy. Toxicology tests, microscopic analysis, and DNA testing could take weeks or even months to complete, especially if re-testing is needed. Usually, one can expect testing to take at least twelve weeks to get the results and then it can be expected for autopsy reports to be finalized soon thereafter unless there are other factors involved that cause delay.

Joseph H. Davis Scholarship Fund

The Joseph H. Davis, M.D. Scholarship Fund was created in furtherance of forensic pathology education and provides financial assistance for Florida’s future forensic pathologists who might not otherwise be able to attend the annual Florida Association of Medical Examiners (FAME)conference due to financial constraints. Dr Davis was a mentor of thousands of forensic pathologists during his lifetime, as this fund was created to preserve his legacy. Please consider donating to the Joseph H. Davis Scholarship Fund today!

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