CBI Forensic Services (CBI-FS) is proud to offer all Law Enforcement Agencies and Coroners/Medical Examiners toxicology testing at no cost. CBI-FS has the ability to and will analyze all cases for both Blood Alcohol content (BAC) and Drugs of Abuse (DOA).
The Toxicology Laboratory
In order to effectively service the criminal justice system and the citizens of Colorado, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Forensic Services conducts Toxicology analysis at three locations:
Denver Forensic Science Laboratory
Phone Number: 303-463-7000
Grand Junction Forensic Science Laboratory
Phone Number: 970-248-7500
Pueblo Forensic Science Laboratory
Phone Number: 719-647-5999
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Forensic Services-Toxicology Section is accredited by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Accreditation as a Forensic Testing Laboratory is based on ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 and the ANAB 17025:2017 Forensic Science Testing and Calibration Accreditation Requirements.
In addition, CBI-Toxicology maintains State certification from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) to perform human performance and postmortem toxicology.
Blood Collection Kits
Blood collection kits can be ordered through two vendors: Arrowhead Forensics (800-953-3274) or TriTech Forensics (800-438-7884)
Catalog numbers (Arrowhead Forensics)
A-BA-CBI-D for Denver Laboratory mailing address
A-BA-CBI-GJ for Grand Junction Laboratory mailing address
A-BA-CBI-P for Pueblo Laboratory mailing address
Catalog numbers (TriTech Forensics)
BA-0CO-D for Denver Laboratory mailing address
BA-0CO-W for Grand Junction Laboratory mailing address
BA-0CO-P for Pueblo Laboratory mailing address
If unsure of which catalog number to order, please contact a CBI laboratory for assistance.
Drug Facilitated Crimes (DFC)
These blood/urine collection kits can be ordered through TriTech Forensics, 800-438-7884.
Catalog number: BU-DFRE(CO)
Drug Effect Monographs
The drug monographs are for attorneys to reference or discover before trial. The monographs outline a CBI Toxicologist’s general testimony about the potential effects of the drug(s) detected. However, these monographs can used by anyone seeking information about commonly detected drugs and their potential impact on human performance and behavior.
The general information summarized in these monographs may include therapeutic range, half-life, metabolism and general effects.
If you have additional questions regarding toxicology results for your case, please email the author of the toxicology report.
- Drug Monographs
Alcohol and THC General Effects
Buprenorphine and Norbuprenorphine General Effects
Carisoprodol and Meprobamate General Effects
Designer Benzodiazepines (Clonazolam, Etizolam, Flualprazolam, Flubromazolam) General Effects
Diazepam, Nordiazepam, Oxazepam, and Temazepam General Effects
Difluoroethane (DFE) General Effects
Hydrocodone and Hydromorphone General Effects
Methamphetamine General Effects
Morphine, Codeine, and Heroin General Effects
Oxycodone and Oxymorphone General Effects
Forensic Toxicologist Curriculum Vitae
Grand Junction Laboratory:
Expert Disclosure Reports (Rule 16)
If an attorney requires the Toxicologist to complete an expert disclosure report, the attorney will need to email the Toxicologist who authored the laboratory report and include the police report. The Toxicologist will review the police report and form an opinion regarding the behavior in the police report in relationship to the drugs detected.
Please remember, in general, a drug concentration cannot be directly correlated to a level of impairment. Tolerance, drug-drug interaction, and drug history all affect an individual differently. An expert disclosure report is not necessary in every case, and all CBI Toxicologists are able to testify as expert witnesses to the effects of alcohol and the drugs detected on human performance and behavior.
The approximate turnaround time for a full expert disclosure report is four (4) weeks.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Retrograde Extrapolation Report
Available upon written request. Please contact the author of the toxicology report.