Phosphoglucomutase Typing of Vaginal Swabs

    Volume 22, Issue 4 (October 1977)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 October 1977

    Page Count: 3

    Eastwood, ME
    Forensic chemist, Petone,

    (Received 8 February 1977; accepted 12 April 1977)


    The phosphoglucomutase (PGM) isoenzymes present in blood are also known to occur in semen. Culliford [1] and Rees and Rothwell [2] found no discrepancy between the PGM pattern of blood and the corresponding semen samples. Rees and Rothwell warned of possible interferences from vaginal secretions when typing semen from a vaginal swab. Thus, if the female is heterozygous for PGM the enzyme type of the semen cannot be established.

    Paper ID: JFS10417J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10417J

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    Title Phosphoglucomutase Typing of Vaginal Swabs
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30