Chemical Examination Laboratory
This laboratory is one of the most comprehensive forensic laboratories in the country with fully equipped eight forensic units, viz; Toxicology, Serology, Corrosive , Explosive , Fire and Arson, Drug and Narcotics, Metal Detection and Petroleum Distillation. It is only lab in Bangladesh for examination of viscera to detect the cause of unnatural death.
This laboratory started its journey in during the British Government under Health Department at Dhaka Medical College. Since 1963 this lab came under the Ministry of Home Affairs , Bangladesh Police , CID. Chemical examination lab is headed by a Chief Chemical Examiner.
Now, Chief Chemical examiner’s office is situated in the Public Health Building at Mohakhali in Dhaka, is well equipped with highly specialized equipments of international standards. It is competent to carry out any challenging chemical examination related to crime. There is an another chemical examination lab in Chattogram of similar nature.