Biochemical pathology is unreliable in determining the cause of death in forensic cases

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Biochemical pathology deals with the biochemical basis of disease and the use of biochemical tests such as bodily fluids and blood for diagnosis. Pathology is used for forensic purposes that deals with either anatomic which is the physical changes of the human body and clinical which is the laboratory examinations of samples removed from the body. Forensics is the scientific methods used for an investigation of crime or death, which can be used for evidence in court.

Forensic pathology is finding the cause of death (or disease and injury) in cases where the causes is not clear. Biochemical pathology looks at understanding of the biochemical processes that take place in pathological conditions which varies depending on the case and cause of death.

Some studies have shown that biochemical pathology is unreliable in determining the cause of death in forensic cases, however others have shown that it is reliable when determining the cause of death in forensic cases.


Biochemical fragment alone are not an optimal work tool, the final objective is to have enough information to interpret data and to recreate facts. The diagnosis can be achieved by approving of the techniques and from scientific care. In this field biochemical pathologists are


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