NC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Toxicology Laboratory

The NC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Toxicology Laboratory Procedures are available in uncontrolled format on this website. It is important that attorneys review the procedures that were in effect at the time that the evidence in the case was tested. Those procedures can be requested from the OCME through discovery.

Policies

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Date Title Description
1/11/2017 TOX-P11 Laboratory Documentation Policy OCME Laboratory Documentation Policy
1/11/2017 TOX-P2 Organizational Structure OMCE Organizational Structure
1/11/2017 TOX-P3 Security and Staffing Hours OCME Security and Staffing hours
1/11/2017 TOX-P4 Toxicology Employee Policy OCME Toxicology Employee Policy
1/11/2017 TOX-P5 Staff Training OCME Staff Training
1/11/2017 TOX-P6 Telephone Answering Protocol OCME Telephone Answering Protocol
1/11/2017 TOX-P7 Computer Usage OCME Computer Usage
1/11/2017 TOX-P8 Resolution of Complaints OCME Resolution of Complaints
1/11/2017 TOX-P1 Mission Statement OCME Toxicology Procedures Mission Statement
1/11/2017 TOX-P10 Laboratory Safety OCME Laboratory Safety
1/11/2017 TOX-P20 Dissemination, Interpretation, Confidentiality of Results OCME Dissemination, Interpretation, Confidentiality of Results
1/11/2017 TOX-P12 Chain of Custody OCME Chain of Custody
1/11/2017 TOX-P13 Toxicology Specimen Requirements OCME Toxicology Specimen Requirements
1/11/2017 TOX-P14 Test and Batch Assignment OCME Test and Batch Assignment
1/11/2017 TOX-P15 Subcontracting OCME Subcontracting
1/11/2017 TOX-P16 Outside Testing Drugs DNA OCME Outside Testing Drugs DNA
1/11/2017 TOX-P17 Data Review and Retention OCME Data Review and Retention
1/11/2017 TOX-P18 Biological Sample Retention OCME Biological Sample Retention
1/11/2017 TOX-P19 Evidence Retention OCME Evidence Retention
1/11/2017 TOX-P9 Quality Assurance Quality Control Program OCME Quality Assurance Quality Control Program

Standard Operating Procedures

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Date Title Description
1/22/2018 SOP401 Acetaminophen Quantification by LC MS MS OCME SOP Acetaminophen Quantification by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP212 Organic Bases Cough Cold Quant OCME SOP Organic Bases Cough Cold Quant
12/7/2017 SOP210 GHB by GCMS OCME SOP GHB by GCMS
12/7/2017 SOP109 Ethylene Glycol Screen by GC MS OCME SOP Ethylene Glycol Screen by GC MS
12/7/2017 SOP110 pHOx Ultra Chemical Analyzer OCME SOP pHOx Ultra Chemical Analyzer
12/7/2017 SOP203 Acidic & Neutrals Quantification OCME SOP Acidic & Neutrals Quantification
12/7/2017 SOP402 Benzodiazepines by LC MS MS OCME SOP Benzodiazepines by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP403 Cocaine and Metabolites by LC MS MS OCME SOP Cocaine and Metabolites by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP404 Fentanyl by LC MS MS OCME SOP Fentanyl by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP405 Methadone by LC MS MS OCME SOP Methadone by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP406 Gabapentin & Pregabalin by LC MS MS OCME SOP Gabapentin & Pregabalin by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP209 Ethylene Glycol Quant OCME SOP Ethylene Glycol Quant
12/7/2017 SOP409 SSRI by LC MS MS OCME SOP SSRI by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP410 Duloxetine by LC MS MS OCME SOP Duloxetine by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP412 Quentiapine by LC MS MS OCME SOP Quentiapine by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP413 Lopremide by LC MS MS OCME SOP Lopremide by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP414 Acetyl Fentanyl by LC MS MS OCME SOP Acetyl Fentanyl by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP416 Furanyl Fentanyl Quantitation by LC MS MS OCME SOP Furanyl Fentanyl Quantitation by LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP408 Opiates Quantification LC MS MS OCME SOP Opiates Quantification LC MS MS
12/7/2017 SOP202 Organic Bases Quant OCME SOP Organic Bases Quant
12/6/2017 SOP060 Chromotography Tune Evaluation Troubleshooting OCME SOP Chromotography Tune Evaluation Troubleshooting
12/6/2017 SOP061 Routine Inlet GC Maintenance OCME SOP Routine Inlet GC Maintenance
12/6/2017 SOP062 NPD Bead Installation OCME SOP NPD Bead Installation
12/6/2017 SOP074 Carbon Monoxide by Palladium Chloride OCME SOP Carbon Monoxide by Palladium Chloride
12/6/2017 SOP075 Carbon Monoxide Detection by Second Derivative OCME SOP Carbon Monoxide Detection by Second Derivative
12/6/2017 SOP106 Arsenic Detection by Reinsch Test OCME SOP Arsenic Detection by Reinsch Test
12/6/2017 SOP103 Acidic & Neutrals OCME SOP Acidic & Neutrals
9/12/2017 SOP072 LCMS Testmix Evaluation and Troubleshooting OCME SOP LCMS Testmix Evaluation and Troubleshooting
9/12/2017 SOP071 Routine LC Maintenance OCME SOP Routine LC Maintenance
8/29/2017 SOP050 Agilent Chemstation Sequence Setup OCME SOP Agilent Chemstation Sequence Setup
8/29/2017 SOP051 Sequence Setup Themo Xcalibur OCME SOP Sequence Setup Themo Xcalibur
8/29/2017 SOP009 Intro to Tox Log OCME SOP Intro to Tox Log
8/29/2017 SOP010 Standard and Control Preparation OCME SOP Standard and Control Preparation
8/29/2017 SOP053 Sequence Setup Thermo LCQuan OCME SOP Sequence Setup Thermo LCQuan
8/29/2017 SOP100 Salicylates OCME SOP Salicylates
8/29/2017 SOP052 Sequence Setup and Data Processing OCME SOP Sequence Setup and Data Processing
8/29/2017 SOP054 Data Processing Agilent Chemstation OCME SOP Data Processing Agilent Chemstation
8/29/2017 SOP055 Data Processing Thermo LCQuan OCME SOP Data Processing Thermo LCQuan
8/29/2017 SOP080 Methanol and Formaldehyde by Chromotropic Acid OCME SOP Methanol and Formaldehyde by Chromotropic Acid
8/25/2017 SOP417 Fentalog Quantitation by LC MS MS OCME SOP Fentalog Quantitation by LC MS MS
8/21/2017 SOP008 Disposal of Archived Records OCME SOP Disposal of Archived Records
8/21/2017 SOP007 Disposal of Specimens OCME SOP Disposal of Specimens
8/21/2017 SOP006 Release to Outside Agency OCME SOP Release to Outside Agency
8/21/2017 SOP005 Preparing Tissue Homogenates OCME SOP Preparing Tissue Homogenates
8/21/2017 SOP004 Evidence Storage Room Access Review OCME SOP Evidence Storage Room Access Review
8/21/2017 SOP003 Pill Counting OCME SOP Pill Counting
8/21/2017 SOP002 Test Assignment OCME SOP Test Assignment
8/14/2017 SOP001 Accessioning of Specimens OCME SOP Accessioning of Specimens
8/14/2017 SOP102 Organic Bases Screen OCME SOP Organic Bases Screen
SOP418 U Compounds Quantification LC MS MS OCME SOP U Compounds Quantification LC MS MS

Quality Assurance Manual

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Date Title Description
9/21/2016 OCME Tox QA-QC Manual OCME QA-QC Manual