How can I get a private autopsy?
If the death was not deemed a coroner’s case, you may have a private autopsy performed at your expense. Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and The Ohio State University Medical Center perform a private autopsy. Costs range from $1,800 - $2,900*, but does not include transportation to their facility.

For more information, contact WSU Department of Pathology, 140 White Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435-0001; telephone (937) 775-2625 or OSU Medical Center, Department of Pathology, 081 Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute, 473 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1240; telephone a (614) 247-7485.
*Rates subject to change.

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1. How can I get a private autopsy?
2. Why is a body brought to the coroner’s office?
3. Does the coroner need permission from the next of kin for an autopsy?
4. Will I be able to have an open casket viewing after an autopsy?
5. How long before my loved one is released and I get results?
6. Where is the body taken for the autopsy?
7. Where can I get a copy of a death certificate?
8. What is the cost for an Autopsy?
9. How do I choose a funeral home?
10. How a death is reported?
11. Who can pronounce a death?