Forensic body fluid identification: state of the art
Forensic serology - Wikipedia
We offer biological fluid screening services to private clients who need to know if an item in their possession contains blood, semen, saliva, vaginal fluid, or menstrual fluid. The same serology testing services are also offered to law enforcement customers at our partner lab, Pure Gold Forensics, which is a fully accredited forensic serology and DNA testing laboratory. We also collect DNA from crime scenes, police evidence sections, and splits from crime laboratories. The Phenolphthalein aka Kastle-Meye r test as well as the OrthoTolidine test are both quick color change tests that are extremely sensitive and able to detect minute quantities of blood.
CFS Technical Information Sheet - Biology - Body Fluid Information
Examinations are conducted based on their scientific merit in the context of the case history information provided. The significance of the results and conclusions of examinations is dependent on this context. Further, or more extensive, examinations may be warranted given additional information. Examinations include visual, which may involve using a stereomicroscope a magnifying tool and enhanced light sources and chemical tests.