Published Online: 1 July 1980
Page Count: 4
Serologist, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory, Raleigh,
(Received 5 October 1979; accepted 24 November 1979)
Analysis of bloodstains subjected to heat or improper collection techniques may yield expressions of erythrocyte acid phosphatase (EAP) phenotypes other than those originally coded. This report illustrates a case in which the deterioration of an EAP Type CB sample caused it to appear as an EAP Type C. Suggestions are offered to minimize such problems and to make the analyst aware of possible misinterpretations.
Paper ID: JFS11278J