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General Info

The Birmingham Regional Laboratory services 22 counties in Alabama. The counties include Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburn, Coosa, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, and Walker.

Services Provided

  • Drug Chemistry
  • Forensic Biology
  • Firearm and Tool Mark
  • Fire Debris
  • Toxicology

The Birmingham Regional Lab will only accept evidence for Drug Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Firearm and Tool Mark, Fire Debris and **Toxicology.

**Toxicology services all counties for law enforcement submissions and 66/67 counties for death investigation (all except Jefferson County).

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Birmingham Laboratory

2026 Valleydale Road
Hoover, AL 35244

Office: (205) 982-9292
Fax: (205) 403-2025

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm

Closed daily from 12 pm - 1 pm
and state holidays.

Title Name Phone Extension
Lab Director Mark Pevey Ext. 7771
Assistant Lab Director Justin Sanders Ext. 7772
Chemistry Discipline Chief Andrea Headrick Ext. 7831
Toxicology Discipline Chief Curt Harper Ext. 7901
Chemistry Section Chief Justin Sanders Ext. 7772
Toxicology Section Chief Kristen Tidwell Ext. 7902
Forensic Biology Section Chief Nathan Rhea Ext. 7931
CODIS Section Chief Greg Risch Ext. 7811
Firearm and Tool Mark Section Chief Erica Lawton (251) 479-2322 Ext. 202