Forensic toxicology

Forensic toxicology

Forensic Toxicology studies the substances that develop toxic action on the organism, applying specific methods of investigation as to their nature. It 'a Branch of Forensic Medicine who more recently has acquired a significant importance.

Because of the complexity of the methods and analytical procedures, this type of analysis belongs to the reality of a few institutes or specialized centers, resulting in a safe and proper quality of the analytical data. Diagnostics fact toxicological for a number of factors, including legislative, increasingly takes on a preventive as well as clinical/forensic.

The Laboratory CRABioN after managerial determination of 15/05/2009 N.4650 and authorization No. SP/302 of 08/10/2009 of the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Policies, Directorate General of Drugs and Medical Devices, Office central narcotic and psychotropic you, it operates according to the Guidelines for the Analysis of Drugs of abuse Laboratory for purposes Forensic Medicine (revision n. 4 December 2012) by the Commission's Quality Italian Forensic Toxicologists Group (GTFI) in order to offer the following services.

Diagnostic performance

The toxicological analysis Screening and Confirmation (UFLC-MS/MS) can be performed on different biological matrices: u rina, s serpent, saliva, c Apelli, pubic and axillary.

The suitability to work duties

Measure Ranked # 99/CU 30/10/2007 (Official Gazette 266 of 15/11/07 health checks of the absence of drug addiction or taking drugs or psychotropic substances for employees assigned to duties involving special risks to safety, the safety and health of third parties)

Fitness to drive

Newly licensed, renewal special licenses (licenses CDE, transport people, taxi licenses), firearms, adoptions, etc..

Iatrogenic toxicology

drugs monitoring

Development of innovative analytical methodologies

On inert matrices, of traditional and non-conventional biological matrices (hair, saliva, urine, etc..)

toxicological hair analysis for private purposes

In complete anonymity can richedere the determination of drugs of abuse on samples of hair, pubic hair and scellari sent to the laboratory


Composite class subjected to scrutiny:

Amphetamines, analogues and metabolites

  • amphetamine
  • HHMA
  • HMA
  • HMMA
  • MDA
  • MDMA
  • methamphetamine
  • MBDB
  • MDE


  • Allobarbital
  • amobarbital
  • barbitol
  • Butalbital
  • pentobarbital
  • Phenobarbital
  • secobarbital
  • thiopental


  • oxazepam
  • Nitrazepam
  • clonazepam
  • alprazolam
  • lorazepam
  • Flumitrazepam
  • temazepam
  • alprazolam
  • clonazepam
  • diazepam
  • bromazepam
  • chlordiazepoxide
  • clobazam
  • estazolam
  • flurazepam
  • lormetazepam
  • medazepam
  • midazolam
  • prazepam
  • triazolam


  • trans-Δ9THC carboxylic acid A (THCA-A)
  • 11-Hydroxy-Δ9-THC
  • Δ9-THC
  • 11-Nor-Δ9-THC-carboxylic acid

Cocaine, analogues and metabolites

  • cocaethylene
  • Benzilecgonina
  • Cocaine
  • ecgonine methyl ester
  • Ecgonine

Opioids, their analogues and metabolites

  • 6-acetylmorphine
  • EDDP perchlorate
  • methadone
  • dihydromorphine
  • Buprenofina
  • Nor Buprenorphine
  • Heroin (3,6-diacetylmorphine)
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • dihydrocodeine