Blood Alcohol and Forensic Arson Investigation
Blood Alcohol Analysis
To prove if the suspect or the victim was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the act is always vital during the police investigations or curt procedures. The Budapest based central laboratory is capable to examine not only blood, but other biologycal samples as well, to help the authorities.
The central laboratory with its personnel has more than 6000 cases per year to clarify the alcohol content in specific samples.
The Blood Alcohol Expert Laboratory takes part four times a year in international proficiency tests with significant success since 1991.
Forensic Arson Investigation
The main task of the laboratory is examining, and if possible, identifying residues of flammable liquids and other petroleum products in fire debris samples, in the clothing of the suspect or the victim or in other evidence samples with gas chromatography. In addition, the experts analyse unknown organic liquids for identification and occasionally, for comparison, e.g. to decide if two liquid samples may have common origin or not.
We are active members of the Fire and Explosion Investigation Working Group of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI), and participate in international proficiency tests since 2009.
Head of the Department of Blood Alcohol and Forensic Arson Investigation
Edina Kovács forensic chemist
- ENFSI FEIWG - we are active members of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) Fire and Explosion Investigation Working Group >>visit website
Contact for international relations
- Blood Alcohol Expert Laboratory: Edina Kovács
- Forensic Arson Investigation Laboratory: András Horváth