Identification of fetal hemoglobin and simultaneous estimation of bloodstain age by high-performance liquid chromatography

@article{Inoue1991IdentificationOF,
  title={Identification of fetal hemoglobin and simultaneous estimation of bloodstain age by high-performance liquid chromatography},
  author={H. Inoue and Fukutaro Takabe and Mineo Iwasa and Yoshitaka Maeno},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={104},
  pages={127-131}
}
A method using reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for the identification of fetal hemoglobin (Hb F) and the simultaneous estimation of bloodstain age is described. Umbilical cord and neonatal bloodstains can be differentiated from adult stains by the presence of γ-globin chains which are characteristic of Hb F. With this method, cord and neonatal blood could be distinguished from adult blood in stains up to 32 weeks old. The age of the stain was estimated from the ratio… CONTINUE READING