Funeral Directors & Coroners
How much are your services? What is the process?
A private autopsy starts at $3500 and includes 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 as well as blood sample storage for up to 12 months, should the family wish to pursue a toxicology analysis.
If other services are requested, including but not limited to neuropathology (e.g., dementia work-ups), microbiology, and other lab work, additional fees will apply:
* Neuropathology: $5000
* Toxicology: $1500
A preliminary report detailing the autopsy findings, including a preliminary cause of death, will be delivered to the next-of-kin typically the same day that the autopsy is conducted.
Within 4-8 weeks, a final autopsy report including the microscopic findings will be issued and sent to the next-of-kin. The timeline may be longer if additional services such as neuropathology are ordered.