The Eastern Laboratory employs a staff of about 45 to provide the following services:
- Controlled Substances
- Firearms & Toolmarks
- Forensic Biology
- Latent Prints
- Forensic Toxicology
- Trace Evidence
The Eastern Laboratory is located in the heart of Hampton Roads near the waterfront in downtown Norfolk.
The Department of Forensic Science operates the Commonwealth of Virginia building which houses the DFS Eastern Laboratory, Tidewater Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Norfolk Public Health Center. The Eastern Laboratory occupies the newly renovated and expanded fourth and fifth floors. The lab is adjacent to a medical complex that includes the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and two major hospitals: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters.