Homicide by Insulin Administration

    Volume 32, Issue 1 (January 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Page Count: 9

    Haibach, H
    Associate professor of pathology and medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

    Dix, JD
    Assistant professor of pathology, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Boone County medical examiner, Columbia, MO

    Shah, JH
    Associate professor of medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

    (Received 23 January 1986; accepted 7 March 1986)


    This report describes a case of homicide by insulin administration and a study of the effects of storage conditions on insulin in serum. The study revealed insulin to be remarkably stable at refrigerator temperatures. Therefore, for forensic science purposes, insulin immunoassay data are interpretable even when serum is not stored by the standard laboratory method of freezing.

    Paper ID: JFS12344J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12344J

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    Title Homicide by Insulin Administration
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30