What is an autopsy?
An autopsy is an after death examination to determine the cause of death or the extent of a disease.
Why would a family decide upon an autopsy?
A family would request an autopsy in the event of a sudden death, to confirm the presence of a a pre-existing condition, to discover a previously unknown condition, or in cases where the family may have questions or concerns about the manner of death of a loved one.
Will my insurance company pay for the services?
We are paid directly by our clients. Your insurance company may reimburse you depending on the cause of death.
How quickly will the results of the autopsy be provided?
We provide preliminary results in less than 24 hours. The final written report will be available within 4 weeks of the autopsy.
Will an autopsy prevent the family from having an open casket service.
No. The professionals at BRV take great care to be sensitive to our client's requirements. All of the incisions are concealed in such as way that would not interfere with an open casket service.
Who can request an autopsy?
An autopsy may be requested by the next-of-kin or the designated responsible party.
Where is the autopsy performed?
Autopsies are typically performed at the funeral home to avoid unneccessary transportation of the body.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.