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How does BLUESTAR® FORENSIC compare to Luminol and to Fluorescein? See for yourself in those studies and slide show.

Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal:
A new high-performance reagent and procedure for latent bloodstain detection based on Luminol chemiluminescence.
L.J Blum, P. Esperança, S. Rocquefelte

Journal of Forensic Identification:
Use of BLUESTAR FORENSIC in lieu of Luminol at crime scenes by L. Dilbeck, Scottsdale Police Department.

A comparison of visual enhancement chemicals study for the recovery of possible blood stains at the crime scene. Luminol vs. BLUESTAR®.
M. Dawn Watkins MS. CLPE CSCSA. King C. Brown MS.CSCSA CFPH.
A shorter version of this paper has been published in the March/April 2006 issue of the Evidence Technology Magazine, volume 4, number 2.

A comparative study of BLUESTAR® FORENSIC MAGNUM vs. Luminol performances and their effects on DNA typing/amplification.
J. Lautz, St Louis University,
S. Webb, St Louis Metropolitan Police Dpt.

The Effects of Substrate, Blood Volume, and Washing on the Performance of Luminol, Bluestar® Forensic, and Bluestar®Forensic Magnum
Jane G. Mak, Amy N. Brodeur, and Kevin R. Kosiorek. Boston University

The Effects of Substrate, Blood Volume, and Washing on the Performance of Luminol, Bluestar® Forensic, and Bluestar®Forensic Magnum
Jane G. Mak, Amy N. Brodeur, and Kevin R. Kosiorek. Boston University

Luminol vs. Bluestar®: a comparison study of latent blood reagents
Samantha K. Webb, Criminalist, Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

PowerPoint slides of Fluorescein/Bluestar®/Luminol reactions
Jason Guffey.
Use the right arrow of your keyboard to advance the presentation from slide to slide.
Due to the size of the file, opening this presentation may take a while.

Bluestar false positives
A study report about a number of false positives of the Bluestar product and of luminol.