Studies – Bluestar® forensic

Ancient blood… Presumptive blood testing with BLUESTAR® FORENSIC on 800 years old archaeological contexts, Antofagasta de la Sierra, South Highlands (Puna) of Argentina.
Ancient blood… Presumptive blood testing with BLUESTAR® FORENSIC on 800 years old archaeological contexts, Antofagasta de la Sierra, South Highlands (Puna) of Argentina.
Sara López Campeny y Andrés Romano
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas,
Instituto Superior de Estudios Sociales (ISES-CONICET)
Instituto de Arqueología y Museo, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (IAM-UNT).
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“Chemical Enhancement Techniques of Bloodstain Patterns and DNA Recovery After Fire Exposure”
“Chemical Enhancement Techniques of Bloodstain Patterns and DNA Recovery After Fire Exposure”

Karolyn L. Tontarski.; Hoskins, Watkins, Brun-Conti, B.S.; and. Michaud.
J Forensic Sci, January 2009, Vol. 54, No. 1
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“Comparison of methods for visualizing blood on dark surfaces”
2017 Science and Justice paper: “Comparison of methods for visualizing blood on dark surfaces”
BLUESTAR® FORENSIC performance on dark surfaces vs. Fluorescein/Hemascein, Hydrogen peroxide, Ultraviolet absorbance, and Infrared photography.
J. Finnis, J. Lewis, A. Davidson, 
Cellmark Forensic Services, UK
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A comparative study on BLUESTAR® FORENSIC MAGNUM performance and its effects on DNA typing/amplification.
A comparative study on BLUESTAR® FORENSIC MAGNUM performance and its effects on DNA typing/amplification.
J. Lautz, St Louis University,
S. Webb, St Louis Metropolitan Police Dpt.
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“Chemical enhancement of footwear impressions of blood on fabric
2011 Science and Justice paper: “Chemical enhancement of footwear impressions of blood on fabric – Part 2 Peroxidase reagents”.
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STR Analysis Following Latent Blood Detection by Luminol, Fluorescein, and BlueStar.
Journal of Forensic Identification 57 (2), 193-198:
STR Analysis Following Latent Blood Detection by Luminol, Fluorescein, and BlueStar.
Cathy J. Jakovich
San Diego Sheriff’s Crime Laboratory, San Diego, CA
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A new high-performance reagent and procedure for latent bloodstain detection based on Luminol chemiluminescence
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
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Use of BLUESTAR FORENSIC in lieu of Luminol at crime scenes
Journal of Forensic Identification:
Use of BLUESTAR FORENSIC in lieu of Luminol at crime scenes by L. Dilbeck, Scottsdale Police Department.
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A Photographic Comparison of Luminol, Fluorescein, and Bluestar
Journal of Forensic Identification:
A Photographic Comparison of Luminol, Fluorescein, and Bluestar by T. Young, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA.
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Evaluation of Six Presumptive Tests for Blood, Their Specificity, Sensitivity, and Effect on High Molecular-Weight DNA
Journal of Forensic Sciences 52 (1), 102–109:
Evaluation of Six Presumptive Tests for Blood, Their Specificity, Sensitivity, and Effect on High Molecular-Weight DNA
Shanan S. Tobe, M.Sc., Nigel Watson, Ph.D. and Niamh Nic Daéid, Ph.D. Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Centre for Forensic Science, Strathclyde Univ., Glasgow, U.K.
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Aycock validation report
Aycock validation report 
Johnnie Aycock, Special Texas Ranger, IABPA Member
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Validation study by the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation
Validation study by the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation – Forensic Expertise Center. (in Russian language).
This study validates BLUESTAR® FORENSIC and the subsequent DNA analysis and determination of the blood group. Also validates the HEXAGON OBTI.
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A comparison of visual enhancement chemicals for the recovery of possible blood stains at the crime scene. Luminol vs. BLUESTAR®.
A comparison of visual enhancement chemicals 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.
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PowerPoint slides of Fluorescein/Bluestar®/Luminol reactions
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.
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BLUESTAR® vs. Luminol comparison study
BLUESTAR® vs. Luminol comparison study
St Louis, MO Metropolitan Police Department
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I.R.C.G.N. report : The effect of BLUESTAR® on DNA typing
I.R.C.G.N. report : The effect of BLUESTAR® on DNA typing
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Bluestar false positives
Bluestar false positives
A study report about a number of false positives of the Bluestar product and of luminol.
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Nantes CHU Validation Study
Nantes CHU Validation Study
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The use of Bluestar® to detect bloodstains
Journal of Forensic Medecine:
The use of Bluestar® to detect bloodstains (abstract)
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I.A.B.P.A. News article: “Bloodstains of Gettysburg
I.A.B.P.A. News article: “Bloodstains of Gettysburg: The Use of Chemiluminescent Blood Reagents to Visualize Bloodstains of Historical Significance”
Detective Lieutenant Nicholas Paonessa, Supervisor of the Forensic Identification/Crime Scene Unit, Niagara Falls Police Department, NY, USA.
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ABO typing: report on a subsequent analysis of blood evidence treated with BLUESTAR® FORENSIC
ABO typing: report on a subsequent analysis of blood evidence treated with BLUESTAR® FORENSIC
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Cutting it fine – Preservation and detection of blood patterns on grass, including recommendations for optimal detection of blood
Searching for blood on grass:
Cutting it fine – Preservation and detection of blood patterns on grass, including recommendations for optimal detection of blood.
Dekens and Cheetham, Bournemouth University
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The use of luminol photography for bloodstain pattern analysis
The use of luminol photography for bloodstain pattern analysis, an excerpt from the James Stuart & Jon J. Nordby book: Forensic Science Second Edition
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Archeology – Searching for blood on lithic artifacts
Archeology – Searching for blood on lithic artifacts
A study by Barbara J. Gundy, Ph.D.
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Fish monitoring – A canadian study about using Bluestar or other reagents to detect wounded fish
Fish monitoring – A canadian study about using Bluestar or other reagents to detect wounded fish:
Application of forensic techniques to enhance fish conservation and management: injury detection using presumptive tests for blood.
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Adaptation of BLUESTAR®️ to Extreme Outdoor Cold Conditions
Journal of Forensic Identification 70 (1), 2020 \ 89
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