Evaluation of a Method for Rehydrating Desiccated Friction Ridge Skin

Leah Innocci, CSCSA, CLPE

Abstract:  A method of rehydrating mummified or desiccated tissue was evaluated by our laboratory. The rehydration method was simple to employ using the equipment and chemicals available within the laboratory. This rehydration technique provided successful results. The methodology rendered the skin pliable, durable, and provided excellent preservation of friction ridge detail.

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