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The significance of amylase in forensic investigations of body fluids.

Authors
  • Whitehead, P H
  • Kipps, A E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Forensic science
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1975
Volume
6
Issue
3
Pages
137–144
Identifiers
PMID: 1225775
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Amylase levels in body fluids are reported, and it is shown that high amylase levels may occasionally occur in body fluids other than saliva. Low amylase levels are reported in a saliva component which has been previously described as being rich in blood group active material. The use of amylase activity in the localisation and identification of saliva is discussed in detail and guidelines for the interpretation of results are proposed.

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