Laboratory Testing


Information for







  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    CLIA Certificate of Compliance for High Complexity Clinical Laboratory
  • EPA Environmental Protection Agency
    Ambient Air and Drinking Water Testing
  • ISO17025 Forensic Sciences Laboratories
    Federal Bureau of Investigations DNA Analysis & CODIS
  • United States Food & Drug Administration
    Dairy Product and Shellfish Testing
  • Rhode Island Department of Health - In-State Analytical Laboratory Certificate
  • Rhode Island Department of Health - In-State Clinical Laboratory License

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Medical Examiners, State Center for the Office


To determine both the cause and manner of death.

What we do

  • Assume jurisdiction over deaths due to or suspected of being due to:
    • Infectious disease or suspected infectious diseases that may represent a bio-terrorism event or emerging infection;
    • Natural, nuclear, biological, chemical or other mass casualty event;
    • Homicidal, suicidal, accidental or undetermined causes related to the mass casualty.
  • Work in conjunction with investigating agencies, federal agencies and other ancillary personnel, and the family assistance center to:
    • Recover and identify the decedents;
    • Screen deaths for public health significance and determine the cause of death;
    • Notify and support families;
    • Issue death certificates and certify death certificates prior to cremation;
    • Approve organ/tissue for donation or t