Volume 45, Issue 1 (January 2000)

    DNA Extraction from Stamps and Envelope Flaps Using QIAamp and QIAshredder

    (Received 9 October 1998; accepted 5 April 1999)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The use of Qiagen QIAamp and QIAshredder for extracting DNA from envelope flaps and stamps is reported. The stamps or flaps can be added directly to extraction solutions and the DNA is bound to a spin column containing a silicon membrane for washing prior to elution. DNA extracted from four stamps and four envelope flaps was amplified and analyzed using a multiplex PCR system. Complete DNA profiles were obtained from five samples.


    Author Information:

    Sinclair, K
    Forensic scientist and forensic technician, Lothian and Borders Police Forensic Science Laboratory, Edinburgh,

    McKechnie, VM
    Forensic scientist and forensic technician, Lothian and Borders Police Forensic Science Laboratory, Edinburgh,


    Stock #: JFS14668J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14668J

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    Title DNA Extraction from Stamps and Envelope Flaps Using QIAamp and QIAshredder
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    Committee E30