Toxicology Laboratory

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Toxicology Laboratory Address
Department of Clinical Pathology
403 N. 13th St, Clinical Support Center (CSC Building) Room 620
Richmond, VA 23219
Mailing Address: Box 98-0165, Richmond, VA 23298-0165

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM 
Call Client Services 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234 

Toxicology is the only clinical laboratory providing clinical and forensic toxicology services at VCU Health System. The toxicology laboratory is functionally divided into two laboratories. The clinical toxicology laboratory provides 24/7 routine therapeutic drug monitoring, rapid urine drug screening, and serum testing for alcohols and ethylene glycol. {See STAT Lab (pdf) for specific test information}.

The forensic and specialty toxicology laboratory provides 9-5 services for complex clinical testing and chain of custody testing.

Forensic Toxicology Tests (pdf) testing includes:

Complex Clinical Toxicology (pdf) testing includes:

  • Pain Management
  • General Unknown Comprehensive Testing
  • Heavy Metals Testing
  • Substance Abuse Compliance Treatment Testing

In addition, the toxicology laboratory performs pharmaceutical testing for quality control, quality assurance, and drug diversion documentation.

All specimens submitted for forensic or drug diversion testing should be collected with external chain of custody documentation. The Forensic Toxicology Laboratory is secure with limited access, and all testing is performed under appropriate chain of custody.

The Clinical Pathology Receiving area is located on the MCV campus in the Clinical Support Center (CSC),
403 N. 13th Street, 6th floor Room 643.

The Forensic Toxicology Receiving area is located on the MCV campus in the Clinical Support Center (CSC), 403 N. 13th Street, 6th floor Room 626.

Contact Us

Carl E Wolf II, PhD, MS, F-ABFT

Carl E. Wolf II, PhD, MS, F-ABFT

Toxicology Supervisor
Carl.Wolf@vcuhealth.org
Office: (804) 828-4420;
Fax: (804) 828-8166

Carol Nanco

Carrol Nanco, MS Clin Lab Sci, D-ABFT 

Senior Med Tech
Carrol.Nanco@vcuhealth.org
Office: (804) 828-0339

Jamie Daniels

Jamie L. Daniels, BS Clin Lab Sci

Med Tech II
Jamie.Daniels@vcuhealth.org
Office: (804) 828-0339

Paul Dooley

Paul Dooley, MT(ASCP)

Paul.Dooley@vcuhealth.org
Office: (804) 828-0339