Examination of the Correlation of Groupings in Blood and Semen

    Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1985

    Page Count: 11


    Scott, AC
    Senior forensic biologist and chief forensic biologist, Forensic Biology Laboratory, Forensic Science Center, Adelaide, S.A.

    Fowler, JCS
    Senior forensic biologist and chief forensic biologist, Forensic Biology Laboratory, Forensic Science Center, Adelaide, S.A.

    (Received 6 March 1984; accepted 8 June 1984)

    Abstract

    The grouping of blood/saliva samples from a male so as to predict his semen groups is only justified if there is a strict correlation between the groupings in these body fluids. This correlation has been examined in the ABO, phosphoglucomutase (PGM1) and glyoxalase I (GLO) grouping systems in blood and semen samples collected from more than 250 individuals. Though no results proved inconsistent with this correlation, a number of semen gave inconclusive grouping results. Reasons for this are discussed as well as the relevance of the results to semen stain analysis. Semen amylase activities are also reported.


    Paper ID: JFS10970J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10970J

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