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Name: Richard
Status: Other
Grade:  Other
Location: OR
Country: United States
Date: May 2005


Question:
Does blood fluoresce? When dried or wet blood is illuminted with a UV light source will it fluoresce? More specifically will it fluoresce unaided or does it require chemical enhancement such as Luminol or Fluorescein?

I've seen comments saying it does. Usually from UV light suppliers. I believe it just appears dark. Could you please enlighten me?



Replies:
The only way to answer this question is to do the experiment. Put some blood on paperand shine a UV or black lamp on it and observe wheter or not the spots glow.

Ron Baker, Ph.D.



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