Afterapost-mortem, the pathologist writes a report of the findings.
If the post-mortem was requested by the coroner,the coroner or coroner's officer willlet you know the cause of death determined by the pathologist.
If you want a full copy of the pathologist's report, you can request this fromthe coroner's office, but there may be a fee. In some cases, the report may be sent to a hospital doctor or GP so they can discuss it with you.
If the post-mortem was requested by a hospital doctor, you'll have to request the resultsfrom the hospital where the post-mortem took place. You may be charged a small fee for this.
You can arrange to discuss theresults with the doctor in charge of the deceased person's care while they were in hospital (if applicable), or with your GP.
The HTA has produced a leaflet providing further information about what happens before, during and after the examination Post-mortem examination: Your choices about organs and tissue (PDF, 68kb) .
A post-mortem, also known as an autopsy, is the examination of a body after death. The aim of a post-mortem is to determine the cause of death.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out ifit's been requested by: a coroner because the cause of death is unknown, or following a sudden, violent or unexpected death a hospital doctor to find
A post-mortem will be carried out as soon as possible, usually within two to three working days of a person's death. In some cases, it may be possible for it to take place within 24 hours. Depending u
Afterapost-mortem, the pathologist writes a report of the findings. If the post-mortem was requested by the coroner,the coroner or coroner's officer willlet you know the cause of death determined by