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, together with the regional laboratories (Győr and Szolnok) are capable to examine not only blood, but other  biologycal samples  as well, to help the authorities.

Only 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


International relations

  •  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 
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  • Forensic Arson Investigation Laboratory: András Horváth 
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