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NCJ Number: 119556 Find in a Library
Title: Isolation of Spermatozoa from Sexual Assault Swabs Using Proteinase K
Journal: Journal of the Forensic Science Society  Volume:29  Issue:3  Dated:(May/June 1989)  Pages:207-212
Author(s): R L Chapman; N M Brown; S M Keating
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The most common examination in sexual offenses is the identification of spermatozoa in aqueous extracts from swabs.
Abstract: Using Proteinase K with sodium dodecyl sulphate, it is possible to digest all the cellular material apart from the spermatozoa, resulting in a quick and effective method of their isolation. Spermatozoa were detected in 18 extracts using this treatment when the normal method had failed to reveal all but one of them. 2 tables, 1 figure and 3 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Blood/body fluid analysis
Index Term(s): Sexual assault
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