Country: United States
Date: May 2005
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?
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
Ron Baker, Ph.D.
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