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Evaluation of Antisera for Bloodstain Grouping II - Ss, Kell, Duffy, Kidd, and Gm/Km

NCJ Number
Journal of Forensic Sciences Volume: 300 Issue: 3 Dated: (July 1985) Pages: 655-676
Date Published
22 pages
Thirty-one different examples of commercially available blood grouping antisera specific for the S, s, K, k, FY(a), FY(b), Jk(a), and Jk(b) antigens and antihuman globulin sera were serologically evaluated with red cells and in absorption-elution tests to determine their applicability to bloodstain antigen determinations.
Nineteen examples of commercially available antisera specific for various Gm and Km antigens and their corresponding anti-D reagents were likewise evaluated in inhibition tests with sera and bloodstains. Elution tests with the blood grouping antisera and inhibition tests with the Gm/Km antisera on a series of aging bloodstains on cotton cloth, and on bloodstains on a number of different substrata, demonstrated that properly evaluated commercial antisera are useful reagents for bloodstain grouping in forensic serology. (Author abstract)

Date Published: January 1, 1985