A post-mortem examination, or an autopsy, examines a body after death. A post-mortem aims to determine the cause of death. Pathologists carry out post-mortems.
Post-mortem lenders helpful information about how, when, and why an individual died. They help pathologists to obtain a better insight into how diseases spread.
A post-mortem will get carried out without delay, usually within two to three days of death. In some possibilities, it may be likely for it to take place within 24 hours of the end.
Depending upon when the examination to carry out, you may be able to visit the body before the post-mortem gets started.
The post-mortem happens in an examination room that looks like an operation theatre, and this examination room will be licensed and inspected.
The deceased person’s body gets removed, and the organs get extracted for examination.
A diagnosis can occasionally be simple by looking at the organs, but some organs demand close detailing during a post-mortem. So, these experimentations can even take several weeks to complete the report.
The pathologist will place the examined organs in the body back after the post-mortem, and once reports get released, you will be able to get the body from the mortuary to prepare for the funeral.
After post mortem
After a post-mortem, the pathologist details the report of the spottings, and the post-mortem charge officer will tell you the cause of death confined by the pathologist.
If you need a full detailed copy of the pathologist’s report, you can ask them from the office, but there may be a cost. Sometimes, they may send the report obtained to a hospital doctor to confer it with you.
Reviewed by – Dr. Priyanka, MBBS MD Microbiology
Page last reviewed: 04 October 2022