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May 16, 2011
Cremains Testing - Leave No Stone Unturned
by: The Carlson Company

The testing of cremains for the presence of toxins, poisons, heavy metals, and even DNA is available. Never assume that the cremation process is 100% efficient even though many assume this to be true. Likewise, never assume that all cremations are executed at an equal level of efficiency. Ask yourself these questions.

Was the deceased hospitalized prior to their passing? The hospital may have retained blood or urine samples that would be an alternate test choice.

Was an autopsy conducted? Harvested organs, tissue, blood, urine, and vitreous eye solution would be alternate test sample choices.

Was a remembrance hair strand sample collected from the deceased? Another alternate test sample. Having eliminated all of the alternate test samples you should the proceed with a cremains sample evaluation to leave no leaf unturned and bring closure to your suspicions.

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