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Laboratory Orientation and Testing of Body Fluids and Tissues for Forensic Analysts

Testing of Body Fluids & Tissues

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Testing of Bodily Fluids & Tissues
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

This module provides an overview of historical and contemporary techniques used to characterize body tissues.  DNA typing has become such an effective tool in forensic biology that almost all of the traditional techniques have fallen into disuse.  Some techniques are still used in the examination of body fluids, while knowledge of others, such as ABO and multi-enzyme systems, is of value if old cases are opened for review.


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