The use of commercial alcohol products to sterilize bones prior to DNA sampling
2010 (English)In: FORENSIC SCIENCE MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY, ISSN 1547-769X, Vol. 6, no 2, 127-129 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In disaster situations it is not always possible to maintain an adequate supply of standard equipment and sterilizing solutions. We have compared bone samples from cadavers cleaned in commercial white alcohol to samples from the same individuals cleaned with 95% surgical spirit. We have found that it is possible to use a commercial, white spirit to clean specimens taken from human cadavers femoral diaphysis collected for DNA analysis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Humana Press , 2010. Vol. 6, no 2, 127-129 p.
Human remains; Disaster; Identification by DNA; Disaster victim identification; DVI; Forensic pathology
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-58268DOI: 10.1007/s12024-010-9155-zISI: 000279208300008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-58268DiVA: diva2:337949