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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1970;4(2): 85-89.
혈흔에서의 haptoglobin형 검출에 관한 연구
가톨릭의과대학 병리학교실
A Study on the Identification of Haptoglobin Types in Blood Stains
Jin Ki Bae, Jin Choe
Department of Pathology, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea
Identification of the serum group from the stains may be of a great significance in the course of crime investigation. A review of world wide literature indicates that a few studies were made on this subject. In this study, the haptoglobin types were identified from the blood stains kept under Korea summer climate. Hp typing was performed by disc. electrophoresis method. The result can be summarized in the following:
1. The maximum time lapse of blood stains, which enable the identification possible, varies with various conditions as shown in the table.

Month Condition Identifiable period
Stains on
glass 15 days
July cloth 7 days
to paper 7 days
Sept. mud 5 days