Bloodstain age could be estimated from the ratio of oxyhemoglobin/total hemoglobin (fractional oxyhemoglobin) in the bloodstain by this present method, if the temperature at which the bloodstain had been kept was known.
The oxyhemoglobin was determined with an oxygen electrode immersed in water in which the oxygen had been depleted, and the total hemoglobin was determined by conventional colorimetry (cyanomethemoglobin method).
Ages of prepared bloodstain samples (within 24h after bleeding) were estimated by this present method, which requires only 20 mul of bloodstain and only 5 min for the whole analysis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tache, Sang, Age, Méthode mesure, Oxyhémoglobine, Electrode oxygène, Hémoglobine, Homme, Médecine légale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stain, Blood, Age, Measurement method, Oxyhemoglobin, Oxygen electrode, Hemoglobin, Human, Legal medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0532261
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 01/03/1996.