Frequently Asked Questions
How much does an autopsy cost?
A private autopsy generally runs between $3000 to $5000, depending on the company that you use and how many additional tests and procedures you wish to be performed.
Yes, this a steep fee, so that is why you want to choose the right company to ensure that an exceptional autopsy is performed, that your loved one is cared for with the utmost compassion, and that you haven't just thrown your money away.
The most important question to ask is, "Is the doctor a board-certified pathologist?"
If the answer is "no", then keep searching.
At Postmortem Pathology, we use only board-certified pathologists because anything less than perfect isn't good enough.
Our private autopsies start at $3500 and include a full autopsy conducted by a board-certified forensic pathologist and an experienced autopsy technician. The fee also includes a full microscopic examination conducted by the pathologist. Blood samples will be saved for up to 12 months if the family chooses to order a toxicology workup.