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NCJ Number: 158074 Find in a Library
Title: Gender Identification of Dried Human Bloodstains Using Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:40  Issue:5  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:885-887
Author(s): M J Pettenati; P N Rao; S Schnell; R Hayworth-Hodge; P E Lantz; K R Geisinger
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study assessed the ability of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to identify correctly the gender of dried bloodstains and to detect male cells mixed in female blood.
Abstract: Seven individual blood samples were prepared consisting of 100 percent male blood, 100 percent female blood, and mixtures of male to female blood in varying ratios. Bloodstains were allowed to air dry for two weeks. In those samples where the blood originated solely from either a male or female, FISH detected only the presence of male or female cells, respectively. FISH accurately identified the presence of male cells in all mixtures; the percentage of detected male cells was comparable to its corresponding dilution factor. 1 table, 1 figure, and 12 references
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Blood stains; Blood/body fluid analysis
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