Clinical Toxicology Service Unit

Emergency toxicology testing (advance notice by phone required: +49 175-4110211 or +49 152-37657633)

Important note: If you require information on specific poisons or on risk assessment and medical treatment, please contact your nearest poison information centre. A list of the poison control centres and poison information centres in Germany, Austria and Switzerland can be found here.

In addition to their research and teaching activities, Professor Meyer and his team also provide round-the-clock clinical toxicology services for the clinical departments of the Saarland University Medical Center and for external hospitals.

The services offered include clinical toxicology testing and specialist assessments in the following areas:

  • Toxicological analysis
  • Abstinence monitoring
  • Adherence and compliance monitoring
  • ...

Samples analysed include:

  • EDTA whole blood (5–10 ml), mandatory for quantification (avoid use of alcoholic disinfectants!)
  • Urine (10–30 ml), mandatory for screening and identification
  • Gastric juice
  • Drug or toxin residues, substance samples
  • Other materials (e.g. saliva, meconium) on request

Sampling requirements:

  • Paracetamol quantitation: Blood sample to be taken and submitted 4 h after ingestion
  • Salicylate quantitation (aspirin, ASS): Blood sample to be taken and submitted 6 h after ingestion


                    Clinical Toxicology Service Unit
                    Prof. Markus R. Meyer
                    Universität des Saarlandes
                    Geb. 46 Pharmakologie und Toxikologie
                    Kirrberger Str. 100
                    66421 Homburg

For request forms, please call: +49 6841 16-26438