Establishing the cause of Death
A post-mortem examination, 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.
Post-mortems are carried out by pathologists and are usually a legal requirement where the cause of death cannot be established.
There are guidelines and legal practices that anybody carrying our a post mortem must consider, especially where religious and cultural issues may be a concern.
There is a non-evasive procedure which could be potentially used to determine a cause of death which would be in line with your religious beliefs. We are happy to discuss this with you as a family and guide you through how to request this service from the coroner’s office.
At Asian Funeral Home we are happy to talk to you about any concerns you may have, liaise with the pathologist and arrange collection of the body.