Blood Stained Clothing

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If blood-stained clothing has been stored for several weeks in a plastic bag, what deterioration in the evidentiary value?  Also, knowing that that was the improper storage method, what should one do now to preserve what whatever evidentiary value might be salvaged.

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Re: Blood Stained Clothing

From what I understand (have read) serology and DNA evidence could be lost. Also, stain patterns could be lost if it was not dried first before storing. I suppose one could still try to do various tests, however, this will obviously be attacked by the defense.