The Tarrant County Medical Examiner Forensic Laboratory has two divisions:  Chemistry/Toxicology Laboratory, and Crime Laboratory (consisting of Evidence Department, DNA/Forensic Biology, Firearms/Toolmarks, and Latent Prints).  The laboratories analyze evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies for criminal cases, as well as by the TCME pathologists to assist in determining cause and manner of death.

To learn more about each section of the Forensic Laboratory follow the links below:


For law enforcement or other agencies wanting to submit evidence to TCME for analysis, a Chain of Custody form and Retest by Court Order form can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.  Also available are a Lab Services Handbook and Quality Management documents.    


This page was last modified on March 21, 2023


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