Autopsy and Forensic Services


Can an open casket funeral still be held if an autopsy has been performed?

Yes, the routine autopsy does not result in any disfigurement.


What is the cost of performing an autopsy?

There is no charge to the family for performing an autopsy on a University of Michigan patient.


What are the benefits of having an autopsy performed?

The autopsy will provide close documentation about all disease processes that were present at the time of death. This may provide peace of mind to the family concerning the extent and nature of the illnesses.


When will autopsy results be available?

Most autopsy reports are completed within sixty days.