Accession Number : AD0678545

Title :   LONG-TERM PRESERVATION OF BIOLOGICALS FOR THE FORENSIC LABORATORY AND THEIR AREAS OF APPLICATION.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Camp,Frank R. , Jr ; Ellis,Frank R. ; Shields,Charles E. ; Werline,Madonna M.

Report Date : 19 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The requirement for a wide range of controls in a forensic laboratory testing blood stains, blood crusts, saliva, semen, and whole blood or serum specimens is a unique and problem-posing situation. Controls are absolutely necessary to substantiate results and reagent specificity. Methods of preserving red cells, human bone, semen, and saliva in liquid nitrogen for indefinite periods without deterioration are described. The maintenance of controls and their implementation in a forensic laboratory are presented. The importance of nomenclature in the field of forensic immunohematology is reviewed for workers in this field. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BODY FLUIDS, PRESERVATION), MEDICAL LABORATORIES, ERYTHROCYTES, BLOOD SERUM, SALIVA, BLOOD ANALYSIS, HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES, STORAGE, BONES, BLOOD, NITROGEN, TEST METHODS, FREEZING

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE