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Armed Forces Medical Examiner System


The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System provides comprehensive forensic investigative services to the U.S. government, including the Defense Department and other federal agencies. Among the services it offers are forensic pathology, DNA Forensics, forensic toxicology and medical mortality surveillance.

Armed Forces Medical Examiner System

The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System provides:

Sometimes the local coroner/medical examiner, and not the AFME, will conduct an autopsy. In either case, an autopsy report is available. But not all deaths require an autopsy. For example, if the death occurred while under the care of an attending physician, the physician may determine an autopsy is not necessary.


For more information about the AFME system, visit the webpage.

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