Forensic Toxicology

ChemaTox Laboratory has been providing forensic toxicology services to the law enforcement, coroner, criminal defense, and civil litigation communities since 1977.

Forensic toxicology provides specialized, comprehensive toxicology services to the legal community. Forensic toxicology demands extremely high-quality testing, meticulous documentation, and analysts both skilled in the laboratory and consultation.

ChemaTox’s forensic testing procedures satisfy the most rigorous requirements of forensic laboratory analysis and qualify as evidence in courts of law. In addition, ChemaTox provides services in expert testimony, consultation, documentation, and case review.

Testing Services

ChemaTox is licensed as a Blood Alcohol, Blood Drug, Urine Drug, and Postmortem laboratory by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The laboratory is registered with the Drug Enforcement Agency for possession of all scheduled controlled substances for examination, gravimetric analysis, and comparative testing purposes. A comprehensive list of all of our certifications are listed here. We value our relationship with DRE officers and are always interested in assisting in your investigation. For more information, please visit the DRE page.

Test Performed Matrix
Alcohol Testing Blood, Urine
Toxic Vapors Blood, Urine
5-panel drug screen
(Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Opiates, Zolpidem)
Blood, Urine
7-panel drug screen
(Benzodiazepines, Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Opiates, Oxycodone, Zolpidem)
Blood, Urine
11-panel drug screen
(Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cannabinoids, Carisoprodol, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Opiates, Oxycodone, Tramadol, Zolpidem)
Blood, Urine
Other drug screens Blood, Urine
Drug Confirmations Blood, Urine
Other Testing – At Request Blood, Urine, Plasma

ChemaTox developed our drug screen panels specifically to detect the most common impairing substances detected in cases over the last several years.  ChemaTox reviews these panels periodically to ensure the highest efficacy.  If you have a specific need, panels and combinations of drug screens and confirmations are available upon request.  Our customer service team can help design the testing to your needs.

Consulting and Expert Testimony

ChemaTox has a team of experts to assist with case review, preparation, and trial. You can contact us for additional information, or submit your case information through our online form.