oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Haemoglobin typing as an aid To species indentification

Volume 29, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Species identification of blood stains is a problem frequently encountered by the forensic serologist. Commercially available antisera often produce cross reactIons between unrelated species. Isoelectric focusing of haemoglobin in blood stains on agarose gels has proved a useful additional technique in blood stain identification. This aspect of serology is of particular importance in Zimbabwe due to the high incidence of stocktheft and poaching.

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