Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine has developed the Regional Autopsy Service to make our skilled autopsy services available throughout the tri-state area. We offer convenient, local, reliable service at a reasonable price. Our reports utilize the latest technology incorporating digital images and computer faxing in order to provide high quality service with rapid turn-around time.
Who can utilize the Regional Autopsy Service?
Our services are available to hospitals, nursing facilities, attorneys, families or any institution or individual having the legal right to authorize the performance of an autopsy.
The Regional Autopsy Service utilizes private transportation services to transport the deceased to our facilities. Special care is taken to ensure that proper respect is maintained in all circumstances.
Why perform an autopsy?
The primary reason an autopsy should be performed is to resolve any questions that a family, physician, or any interested party may have concerning the nature of the illness or cause of death. The autopsy can provide additional information for health information pertinent to surviving family members.