The following list contains a few of the tools used in forensic medicine:
Autopsy tables – These are specially designed tables used to conduct autopsies.
Ballistics equipment – It is used to analyze firearms, bullets, and casings to determine their trajectory and origin.
Bloodstain pattern analysis kits – It is used to analyze the pattern of bloodstains at crime scenes.
Body bags – These are used to transport bodies from crime scenes to the morgue.
Bone saw – It is used to cut through bone during an autopsy.
Chemical reagents – These are used for chemical testing of evidence, such as blood and urine samples.
Chromatography equipment – This is used to separate and analyze the components of a sample, such as drugs or chemicals.
Digital cameras – These are used to document evidence at crime scenes and during autopsies.
DNA testing kits – These are used to analyze DNA samples and match them to individuals.
DNA sequencing machines – These are used to analyze and interpret DNA samples, including STR (short tandem repeat) analysis.
Electroencephalography (EEG) equipment – It is used to monitor and record brain activity in response to stimuli, which can be used to determine consciousness and the cause of death.
Evidential breath analyzers – It is used to test the alcohol concentration in breath samples.
Fingerprinting equipment – It is used to collect and analyze fingerprints from crime scenes.
Forceps – It is used to grasp tissue and organs during an autopsy or surgery.
Forensic anthropology kits – It is used to contain specialized tools used to analyze human skeletal remains, including calipers, osteometric boards, and dental tools.
Forensic entomology tools – These are used to analyze insects found on human remains to determine the time of death and other information.
Forensic facial reconstruction software – is used to create a facial approximation of an individual based on skeletal remains.
Forensic imaging software – used to analyze and enhance digital images of evidence, such as fingerprints and footprints.
Forensic light sources – It is used to detect bodily fluids, fibers, and other evidence that may not be visible to the naked eye.
Forensic odontology equipment – It is used to analyze dental evidence and identify individuals from their teeth.
Forensic video analysis software – It is used to analyze video footage to help identify suspects and reconstruct events.
Gait analysis equipment – This is used to analyze a person’s walking pattern to help identify suspects.
Gunshot residue kits – This kit contains materials used to collect and analyze gunshot residue from crime scenes and suspects.
HPLC equipment – It is used to separate and analyze complex mixtures, such as drugs and poisons.
Luminol – It is a chemical used to detect the presence of blood at crime scenes.
Microscope – A microscope is used to examine tissues and specimens for microscopic evidence.
Microtomes – It is used to cut very thin slices of tissue for microscopic examination.
Portable mass spectrometers – These one is used to analyze chemical compounds at crime scenes, including drugs and explosives.
Scalpel – This is used for making incisions during an autopsy or surgery.
Serology testing kits – It is used to test for the presence of blood and other bodily fluids.
Toxicology kits – It is used to test for the presence of drugs and poisons in biological samples.
Trace evidence collection kits – These contain materials and tools used to collect and analyze trace evidence, such as fibers, hairs, and glass fragments.
X-ray machines – These are used to examine bones and identify injuries.