Forensic Toxicology Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the analysis of biological samples for alcohol, drugs, or poisons, and the interpretation of these results.
Officers | Members | Standards | Other Work Products
Robert Johnson, Subcommittee Chair, Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office
Vacant, Subcommittee Vice Chair
Vacant, Subcommittee Executive Secretary
Wendy Ray Adams, NMS Labs
Dan Anderson, NMS Labs
Sheila Arnold, Indiana State Department of Toxicology
Amanda Black, Washington State Patrol Toxicology Laboratory Division ( Quality Task Group member)
Alanna De Korompay, San Diego Sheriff's Regional Crime Laboratory
Lisa Fondren, Fondren Forensics
Madeleine Gates, Sam Houston State University
Megan Grabenauer, RTI International
Curt Harper, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences
Matthew Juhascik, Montogomery County Coroner's Office/Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory
Scott Larson , Montana Forensic Science Division
Dani Mata, Orange County Crime Laboratory
Cedric Neumann, South Dakota State University ( Statistics Task Group member)
Sue Pearring, San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Christopher Plourd, State of California ( Legal Task Group member)
Sara Schreiber, Milwaukee County Medical Examiner
Pate Skene, Duke University ( Human Factors Task Group member)
Samantha Tolliver, DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Jarrad Wagner, Oklahoma State University
Rebecca Wagner, Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Samera Zavaro, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)
ANSI/ASB Standard 017, . Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2018
published standard on the osac registry (added June 18, 2019).
ANSI/ASB Standard 036, . Standard Practices for Method Validation in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2019
published standard on the osac registry (added July 7, 2020).
ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 037, . Guidelines for Opinions and Testimony in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2019
published standard on the osac registry (added November 5, 2019).
ANSI/ASB Standard 053, . Standard for Report Content in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2019
published standard on the osac registry (added March 2, 2021).
ANSI/ASB Standard 054,. Standard for a Quality Control Program in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories, First Edition, 2021
ANSI/ASB Standard 119, . Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicological Testing of Blood in Medicolegal Death Investigations, First Edition, 2021
ANSI/ASB Standard 120, . Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicological Testing of Blood in Impaired Driving Investigations, First Edition, 2021
ANSI/ASB Standard 121, . Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicological Testing of Urine in Drug-Facilitated Crime Investigations, First Edition, 2021
ANSI/ASB Standard 152, . Standard for Minimum Content Requirements of Forensic Toxicology Procedures, First Edition, 2021 Sent to an SDO
Standard for Breath Alcohol Measuring Instrument Calibration.
Standard for Mass Spectral Data Acceptance in Forensic Toxicology.
Standard for Identification Criteria in Forensic Toxicology.
Standard for Minimum Content Requirements of Forensic Toxicology Procedures.
Standard for Proficiency Testing of Forensic Toxicology Laboratories.
Guidelines for Specimen Collection and Preservation in Forensic Toxicology.
Guidelines for Performing Alcohol Calculations in Forensic Toxicology . OSAC 2021-N-0026,
Standard for Education and Training of Forensic Toxicology Personnel. OSAC 2021-S-0004,
Standard for Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty of Quantitative Measurements in Forensic Toxicology. Standard for Breath Alcohol Instrument Specifications.
Standard Method for Blood Ethanol Identification and Quantitation in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories.
Standard for Quality Assurance Management Systems in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories.
Standard for Training Programs within a Forensic Toxicology Laboratory.
Research & Development Needs
Standards Development Maps
Discipline-Specific Bibliographies and Bibliographic References
These documents may contain information to help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, and other readers better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as currently practiced. The identification of these documents does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only standards that are posted on the OSAC Registry and Technical Guidance documents, are endorsed by OSAC. The referenced documents may be subject to copyright.
Note: Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee do not necessarily represent the position of OSAC or NIST.