Toxicology Laboratory

Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm; 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 (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.

Toxicology Laboratory Address

Department of Clinical Pathology
403 N. 13th St
Room 620 - 6th Floor
Clinical Support Center (CSC Building)
Richmond, VA 23219

Mailing Address: Box 98-0165, Richmond, VA 23298-0165

Locate Clinical Support Center (CSC)

Contact Us

Toxicology Lab Team

From Left to Right:

Carl E. Wolf II, PhD, MS, F-ABFT
Toxicology Supervisor 
Office: (804) 828-4420
Fax: (804) 828-8166

Paul Dooley, MT(ASCP)
Office: (804) 828-0339

Carrol Nanco, MS Clin Lab Sci, D-ABFT 
Senior Med Tech
Office: (804) 828-0339

Jamie L. Daniels, BS Clin Lab Sci
Med Tech II
Office: (804) 828-0339