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Body fluid examination

Vivek Sahajpal, SFSL Shimla, limitations of the tests used in identifying and examining different types of body fluids.

In this video, Dr Sahajpal introduces you to the commonly examined body fluids. He will also explain the different tests conducted for identification of blood and semen, and the limitations of these tests.

As you watch the video, recall if you have come across serological reports pertaining to identification of body fluids in your casework. Did they mention the tests used for identification of the body fluids? If yes, were those tests presumptive or confirmatory? Share your comments below.

*References for images

Certain images in this video are sourced from ‘ Li, R., Norman, S., & Schober, J. : Forensic biology, CRC Press (2015)’.

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