Note: At the 2009 IABPA meeting in Portland, OR, USA, the IABPA membership voted to adopt the SWGSTAIN recommended terminology.
- Skeletonized Stains
- [A bloodstain consisting of a darkened peripheral rim where the center of the stain is no longer intact.]*
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This pattern was generated by creating a passive drop, waiting to allow some drying, then wiping through the stain.
There are different methods of producing skeletonized stains. A skeletonized stain may also occur when a stain has completely dried and the center of the stain is disturbed by air or an object.
|Bevel & Gardner||May be a criteria for Non-spatter Family - Irregular Margin - Smear - Wipe|
|James, Kish & Sutton||Not a pattern.|
|Wonder||Not a pattern.|
|SWGSTAIN||Closest to Perimeter Stain - An altered stain that consists of the peripheral characteristics of the original stain.|
* This definition is not from the IABPA terminology list. IABPA does not currently provide an official definition.