The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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10 mL blood in lithium heparin or EDTA tube; smaller volumes may suffice in neonates. Specimens should be collected from mother, child and putative father(s).
Note that special collection, transfer and storage procedures apply as there may be legal implications to the procedure. Consult pathologist.
DNA polymorphism analysis of DNA derived from mother, child and putative father. See also Molecular genetics - forensics.
Determination of paternity.
The number of band matchings in the DNA of the child and putative father are determined. The probability of paternity can be determined by reference to the frequency of these matchings in the general population. If necessary, the validity of the results will be determined by the Court.
Atchison BA et al. DNA Profiling. 1990. Victorian Institute of Forensic Pathology.
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