Letters Coronial postmortem samples

Coronial postmortem samples and public health

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6227 (Published 24 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6227
  1. Shaji Geevarghese, associate specialist1
  1. 1Kent Health Protection Unit, Ashford TN23 1PL, UK
  1. shaji.geevarghese{at}hpa.org.uk

Sheppard’s letter raises concerns around the lack of clarity over retaining samples from coronial postmortem examinations.1

I know of similar problems that create risks to public health. When tuberculosis is suspected as an incidental postmortem finding, it cannot be proved because there is no …

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