Reliability of the Acid Phosphatase Test for the Identification of Seminal Fluid

    Volume 23, Issue 4 (October 1978)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1978

    Page Count: 12


    Schiff, AF
    Deputy medical examiner, Dade County, Florida

    (Received 21 September 1977; accepted 17 April 1978)

    Abstract

    From the day in 1677 when a medical student named Johann Ham first discovered spermatozoa swimming about in a microscopic field to the present, it has been traditional to identify seminal fluid by finding spermatozoa in the specimen. It has been pointed out [1–4], however, that conditions exist in which the ejaculate bears no spermatozoa. Because of this situation, forensic scientists have been searching for a foolproof method of identifying seminal fluid in the absence of spermatozoa.


    Paper ID: JFS10745J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10745J

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