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Forensic Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry is a department at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at University of Southern Denmark. The personnel consists of 1 leader of the department, 5 forensic chemists and 8 lab technicians plus a number of temporary employed lab technicians.

The department is situated close to Odense University Hospital at the address J.B. Winslows Vej 17A and 17B, DK-5000 Odense C.

Analyzes

Analyzes are required by the police and the judicial system within the area covered by the institute, i.e. Funen and Southern Jutland. Analyzes are made in order to identify and define the concentration of medicaments, drugs and other unknown narcotics. Normally, screening analyzes are made by gaschromatography with masspectromatry technology (GC-MS) in order to identify unknown content of drugs. After valuing the concentrations, verification is made by high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) technology, compared to known standards. Positive as well as negative findings will be reported in forensic declarations that in the end may be used as evidence in Court.