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Evaluation of a visualization assay for blood on forensic evidence

Mado Vandewoestyne UGent, Trees Lepez UGent, David Van Hoofstat UGent and Dieter Deforce UGent (2015) JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES. 60(3). p.707-711
abstract
In forensics, bloodstains on dark fabrics might be invisible for the naked eye. Although several visualization, presumptive, and confirmatory blood tests have been developed, all have one or more disadvantages, especially on DNA analysis. We report here the use of a visualization assay that can visually detect blood drops up to 1/20 dilution. In this assay, the fabric is placed between two wet filter papers and covered by glass surfaces on both sides. Pressure is applied on the glass surfaces in which bloodstains transfer onto the filter papers through capillary forces. Detected stains can be tested with other more sensitive presumptive blood tests performed on the filter paper. Even more, DNA analysis can be performed on the transferred bloodstains. The presented visualization assay is easy to perform, extremely cheap, requires little hands on time, and does not affect bloodstain pattern analysis.
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published
subject
keyword
blood detection, forensic science, visualization assay, forensic evidence, filter paper, DNA typing, PRESUMPTIVE TESTS, FLUID, DNA, IDENTIFICATION, BLOODSTAINS, LUMINOL
journal title
JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES
J. Forensic Sci.
volume
60
issue
3
pages
707 - 711
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000353994200024
JCR category
MEDICINE, LEGAL
JCR impact factor
1.322 (2015)
JCR rank
9/15 (2015)
JCR quartile
3 (2015)
ISSN
0022-1198
DOI
10.1111/1556-4029.12720
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
5863278
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5863278
date created
2015-02-24 11:43:28
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:46:41
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  abstract     = {In forensics, bloodstains on dark fabrics might be invisible for the naked eye. Although several visualization, presumptive, and confirmatory blood tests have been developed, all have one or more disadvantages, especially on DNA analysis. We report here the use of a visualization assay that can visually detect blood drops up to 1/20 dilution. In this assay, the fabric is placed between two wet filter papers and covered by glass surfaces on both sides. Pressure is applied on the glass surfaces in which bloodstains transfer onto the filter papers through capillary forces. Detected stains can be tested with other more sensitive presumptive blood tests performed on the filter paper. Even more, DNA analysis can be performed on the transferred bloodstains. The presented visualization assay is easy to perform, extremely cheap, requires little hands on time, and does not affect bloodstain pattern analysis.},
  author       = {Vandewoestyne, Mado and Lepez, Trees and Van Hoofstat, David and Deforce, Dieter},
  issn         = {0022-1198},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES},
  keyword      = {blood detection,forensic science,visualization assay,forensic evidence,filter paper,DNA typing,PRESUMPTIVE TESTS,FLUID,DNA,IDENTIFICATION,BLOODSTAINS,LUMINOL},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {707--711},
  title        = {Evaluation of a visualization assay for blood on forensic evidence},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.12720},
  volume       = {60},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Vandewoestyne, Mado, Trees Lepez, David Van Hoofstat, and Dieter Deforce. 2015. “Evaluation of a Visualization Assay for Blood on Forensic Evidence.” Journal of Forensic Sciences 60 (3): 707–711.
APA
Vandewoestyne, M., Lepez, T., Van Hoofstat, D., & Deforce, D. (2015). Evaluation of a visualization assay for blood on forensic evidence. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 60(3), 707–711.
Vancouver
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Vandewoestyne M, Lepez T, Van Hoofstat D, Deforce D. Evaluation of a visualization assay for blood on forensic evidence. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES. 2015;60(3):707–11.
MLA
Vandewoestyne, Mado, Trees Lepez, David Van Hoofstat, et al. “Evaluation of a Visualization Assay for Blood on Forensic Evidence.” JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES 60.3 (2015): 707–711. Print.