Bloodstain Pattern Analysis


Bloodstain Pattern Analysis is the examination of the size, shape, distribution, appearance, and location of bloodstains and bloodstain patterns to assist in determining the event(s) or mechanism(s) that created them.

Types of Testing:

The Bloodstain Pattern Analysts are responsible for examining crime scenes, crime scene photographs, evidence collected from the crime scene, the clothing of the suspect/victim, and the autopsy and/or medical reports to determine by what manner the blood was deposited. The information can be used for reconstruction of the incident and evaluation of the statements of the witnesses and the crime participants.

Forms and Notices

Evidence Custody Receipt
KBI Forensic Science Laboratory Evidence Submission Guidelines *Updated

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Point of Contact

Holly Latham – (620) 603-7130

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis is conducted in our Great Bend and Topeka Laboratories.

Great Bend
KBI Forensic Science Laboratory
625 Washington
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 603-7112
KBI Forensic Science Center
2001 SW Washburn Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 296-1137