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Harris County Institute of Forensic Science

The HCIFS Joseph A. Jachimczyk Forensic Center in the Texas Medical Center serves as the Harris County morgue

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS), previously known as Harris County Medical Examiner's Office, is located in Houston, Texas. The institute is a part of the Texas Medical Center.

The laboratory offers nearly all medical examiner services such as forensic pathology, anthropology, forensic imaging, histology, forensic toxicology, forensic entomology, trace evidence, forensic genetics, drug chemistry, firearms identification, forensic nursing, and family grievance assistance.

The HCIFS is accredited by seven scientific accrediting organizations:

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

American Board of Forensic Toxicology

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board-International

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board

National Association of Medical Examiners

Texas Forensic Science Commission

Texas Medical Association for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

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