Digital Autopsy

Digital Autopsy

The Digital Autopsy, an alternative post mortem examination, is now available in the West Midlands.

How it works

  • The family of the deceased will make a request to the Coroner for a digital autopsy

(All residents in Birmingham and Solihull must contact the Birmingham and Solihull Coroner: 0121 303 3920 or 0121 303 3228)

  • The body will be viewed by a Pathologist
  • IF the Coroner agrees to the digital autopsy, then the body of the deceased will be transported to Sandwell
  • The cost will be approximately £600.00 for the digital autopsy, plus extra for transportation of the body (costs will be incurred by the family of the deceased)
  • The Pathologist will review the digital autopsy report to determine the cause of death
  • If the cause of death is not established following the digital autopsy, then the Pathologist will undertake a traditional post mortem
  • The entire process can take up to a week
  • Once the cause of death is determined, the body will be released

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