NSW Health Pathology - Forensic & Analytical Science Service


Forensic & Analytical Science Service

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

08 Oct 1999


Joseph Street and Weeroona Road
Lidcombe, NSW 2141



Ms Sharon Neville P: +61 (02) 96460222


Services conditionally available to external clients



Scope of Accreditation

Forensic & Analytical Science Service

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)


Service Product Determinant
Analysis of controlled substances Any item received Drug identification; Drug purity; Presumptive testing
Clandestine drug facility - Investigation Collection; Drug identification; Drug purity; Presumptive testing
Plant material Botanical identification - Cannabis​​​​
Forensic biology - Examination of biological material Any item received Collection, location and identification of biological material; Confirmatory testing for blood; Confirmatory testing for saliva; Confirmatory testing for semen; Presumptive screening for blood; Presumptive screening for saliva; Presumptive screening for semen; Presumptive testing for urine
Hair Examination of hair
Forensic chemistry/criminalistics Any item received Chemical irritants; Explosives; Firearm residue examination; Fires and explosion investigations; Flammable liquids; General chemical analysis; General physical examination; Glass and other mineralogical material examination; Gunshot residues; Miscellaneous comparisons; Paint; Polymer analysis; Propellants; Textile fibre examination; Unknown substance identification
Forensic toxicology Blood; Body fluids; Liver; Non-biological liquids; Urine; Vitreous humor Alcohol testing; Coronial toxicology
Blood; Non-biological liquids; Oral fluid; Urine Alcohol testing; Drugs in drivers; Drugs in living persons
Genetic analysis Biological material DNA profiling for criminal case work - Direct comparison; DNA profiling for criminal case work - Familial comparison; DNA profiling for relationship testing
Parentage testing - Civil

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