OCME Fee Schedule

August 6, 2021

Sections

Service

Fee

Decedent's property mailing fee

$55

Copies of X-rays

$33 per film or DVD

Certified medical examiner report

$45 per report

Certified forensic toxicology report

$16 per report

Certified supporting documentation for results of forensic toxicology report

$1 per page

Packaging and delivery of subpoenaed records to court

$23 per delivery

Specimen storage

$38 per month

Preparation of specimen for shipment or release

$75 per specimen

Expert testimony or consultation by OCME toxicologist (non-Ph.D.)

$386 per hour*

Expert testimony or consultation by OCME toxicologist (Ph.D.)

$548 per hour*

Expert testimony or consultation by OCME forensic pathologist

$800 per hour*

Expert testimony or consultation by OCME investigator

$386 per hour*

Forensic alcohol analysis

$100 per sample

Postmortem Comprehensive Drug Analysis

$360 per case ^

Postmortem Comprehensive Expanded Drug Analysis

$525 per case ^

Postmortem Comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Analysis

$400 per case ^

Postmortem Comprehensive Expanded Drug and Alcohol Analysis

$525 per case ^

Postmortem Carbon Monoxide Analysis

$95 per sample

Postmortem Biochemistry (Electrolytes) Analysis

$95 per sample

Drug screening in blood or urine by GC/MS (gas chromatography with mass

spectrometry)

$1,644 per sample

Drug confirmation in urine

$411 per drug

Drug confirmation and quantitation in blood

$411 per drug

Drug screening in gastric contents or tissue by GC/MS

$2,056 per screen

Drug confirmation in gastric contents or tissue

$548 per drug

Date rape drug screening in urine

$1,644 per drug

Date rape drug confirmation in urine

$411 per drug

Drug screening and confirmation in hair

$5,481 per hair

specimen

Drug screening and confirmation in nails

$1,566 per nail

specimen

Histology service, including embedding, cutting, routine H & E staining and

coverslipping

$164 per 4 cassettes

Re-cut microscopic slides

$33 per slide

 

  • Travel and accommodation charges will be the responsibility of the requesting party.
  • ^ For a single case and single fee, up to one blood specimen and/or one urine specimen may be submitted.
  • The fee schedule incorporates the relevant ordinance and the policy direction of the City.
  • OCME no longer imposes a fee for:
    • proof of death letters
    • statements of non-contagion
    • removal of remains
    • pouch for decedent remains
    • decedent storage
    • cremation
  • Checks can be made out to “Office of the Chief Medical Examiner”.
  • You may submit questions to medical.examiner@sfgov.org. We will respond as soon as possible.

 

 

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