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Forensic Pathology Associates

About FPA

Forensic Pathology Associates (FPA) provides a full suite of forensic pathology services to Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. 

Our pathology team has an unsurpassed reputation of providing assistance to coroners, criminal and civil attorneys, governmental oversight bodies, law enforcement agencies, family members, and more.

As a division of HNL Lab Medicine, FPA has around-the-clock direct access to HNL Lab Medicine’s extensive testing menu and department specialists in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Histology, Cytology, Cytogenetics, Chemistry, Hematology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Microbiology.

Why Choose FPA?


Expert team of board-certified Pathologists


Driven by a full-service, clinical diagnostic laboratory

24 Hour Access

On call Doctor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Fully Accredited

NAME & CAP accredited

Meticulous Reporting

Efficient, court-ready reporting

Autopsy Examination Services

  • Forensic Autopsy
  • Private Autopsy
  • Hospital/Medical Center Autopsy
  • Second Autopsy
  • Exhumation Autopsy
  • Brain and Organ Extraction for Research
  • On-site Forensic Neuropathology

Consultative Services

  • Coroner/Medical Examiner Investigative Support
  • Neuropathology Consultation
  • Forensic Pathology Expert Witness Consultation
  • Consultative Medical/Death Review
  • Hospital/Risk Management Investigations
  • Toxicological Analyses
  • Medical & Autopsy Record Review

Our Areas of Expertise

  • Homicides and Suspicious Deaths 
  • Child Abuse and Neglect 
  • Sudden Unexplained Infant/Child Fatalities 
  • Death in Custody 
  • Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death 
  • Drug-related Fatalities 
  • Suicide 
  • Thermal Burn and Smoke Inhalation 
  • Natural Death 
  • Injury Pattern Recognition 
  • Criminal and Civil Litigation
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