Forensic Investigation and Comparison of Blood Sample Referring to Thalassemia

Authors

  • Pankila Khanna1 , Surender Sehrawat2 , KS Rana3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10415

Keywords:

Thalassemia, Forensic, Investigation, Neubauer’s chamber, RBC morphology

Abstract

Identification of an individual is one of the significant features of forensic investigation. The present study

was conducted to study the difference between normal and thalassemic blood. The study was conducted

on 40 blood samples aim to compare control and disease wet blood samples by using different methods of

microscopy. The comparison was done based on the morphology of the RBCs and red blood cell count. A

(monolayer) thin blood film is prepared on a slide with a wet blood sample and observed under a compound

microscope. Red blood cell count is performed with the help of Neubauer’s chamber. Observation shows

the changes in the morphology of red blood cells in the thalassemic population as compared to the control

population, moreover based on total RBCs count the number red blood cell count found higher in the

thalassemic population as compared to the control. Both morphology and Count significantly differed from

the control population. Thus, the present method can be used in the daily routine at forensic science casework.

Author Biography

Pankila Khanna1 , Surender Sehrawat2 , KS Rana3

1 MSc- Forensic Science and Toxicology Student, UIAHS, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India, 2Assistant

Professor, Department of Forensic Science and Toxicology, UIAHS, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India,

3Associate Professor, Department of MLT, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India-140413

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Pankila Khanna1 , Surender Sehrawat2 , KS Rana3. (2020). Forensic Investigation and Comparison of Blood Sample Referring to Thalassemia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 515-521. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10415