TITLE

The use of commercial alcohol products to sterilize bones prior to DNA sampling

AUTHOR(S)
Winskog, Carl; Nilsson, Helena; Montelius, Kerstin; Lindblom, Bertil
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Forensic Science, Medicine & Pathology;Jun2010, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
51708319

 

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