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I am a university educator and researcher with more than twelve years of experience. I work in the area of forensic sciences and molecular recognition.
Research areas:
Forensic Sciences: Forensic DNA typing and other serological examinations, Population genetics, Document and handwriting examinations, Forensic chemistry & toxicology, Quality management in forensic sciences, ethical considerations in forensics, etc.
Other areas: Analytical Chemistry, Spectroscopy & Computational modeling of biomolecular interactions. is a place to discuss theory, principles, methods, protocols and to provide information about various aspects of the sciences described above. I am particularly interested in Forensic Science methods and principles, its approach and the growth of the field.
This blog is a place for students, young researchers and science enthusiasts. This could be a good place to look for practical solutions to some of the problems commonly encountered by young students & researchers in their work. Recently, the site also started publishing job opportunities forensics and other fields for the benefit of students.

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prateek pandya
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How to test Blood: Confirmatory Tests in Forensic Practice

Preliminary examination of blood stains do not confirm the presence of blood. It merely indicates that the positive stain might be due to blood.
In order to confirm the identity of blood, there are certain crystal and spectroscopic tests that are regularly employed in the forensic science laboratories.

1. Takayama Test:

Reagent Preparation:

Standard Glucose Solution (100g/100ml) 3 ml
10% Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) 3 ml
Pyridine 3 ml
Distilled Water 7 ml
Reagents should be made fresh daily.

1. Place material to be tested on a microscopic slide and cover with a cover slip.
2. Add a drop of Takayama Reagentand allow to flow under the cover slip.
3. Warm slide gently at 65oC for 10-20 seconds
4. Allow to cool and observe under microscope at 100X magnification.
The appearance of pink needle shaped crystals of pyridine hemochromogen (Pyridine ferroprotoprophyrin) is positive reaction for heme.

2. Teichmann’s Test:

Reagent Preparation:
Potassium Chloride or 0.1 g
Potassium Bro…

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