Swabs as DNA collection devices for sampling different biological materials from different substrates.

Abstract

Currently, there is a variety of swabs for collection of biological evidence from crime scenes, but their comparative efficiency is unknown. Here, we report the results of an investigation into the efficiency of different swab types to collect blood, saliva and touch DNA from a range of substrates. The efficiency of extracting blood and saliva from each… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.12427

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@article{Verdon2014SwabsAD, title={Swabs as DNA collection devices for sampling different biological materials from different substrates.}, author={Timothy J Verdon and Robert J. Mitchell and Roland A. H. van Oorschot}, journal={Journal of forensic sciences}, year={2014}, volume={59 4}, pages={1080-9} }