The Detection of Fetal Hemoglobin in Bloodstains by Means of Thin-Layer Immunoassay

    Volume 28, Issue 4 (October 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1983

    Page Count: 6


    Whitehead, EM
    Graduate student, graduate student, and associate professor, George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Fredenburg, ME
    Graduate student, graduate student, and associate professor, George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Lappas, NT
    Graduate student, graduate student, and associate professor, George Washington University, Washington, DC

    (Received 12 November 1982; accepted 25 January 1983)

    Abstract

    A method for the detection of fetal hemoglobin in bloodstains by means of thinlayer immunoassay is described. The equivalent of 0.01 μL of blood containing 0.18 to 0.24 μg of fetal hemoglobin may be detected by this method. Studies with stains up to two years old and blind studies have shown these methods to be sufficiently sensitive and specific to be of value in forensic serology.


    Paper ID: JFS11596J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11596J

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