Volume 31, Issue 3 (July 1986)

    The Use of Microspectrophotometry to Characterize Microscopic Amounts of Blood

    (Received 15 October 1985; accepted 26 November 1985)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The use of a Nanospec 10 S microspectrophotometer to examine minute bloodstains is discussed. To satisfy criteria for chemical identity, absorption spectra were recorded before and after treatment of the blood with Takayama reagent. The technique is of value where only tiny particulate bloodstains are available for testing and in other specialized instances.


    Author Information:

    Grieve, MC
    Forensic chemists, United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Frankfurt am Main,

    Kotowski, TM
    Forensic chemists, United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Frankfurt am Main,


    Stock #: JFS11115J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11115J

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    Title The Use of Microspectrophotometry to Characterize Microscopic Amounts of Blood
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