Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Terminology


Saturation Stain
A bloodstain resulting from the accumulation of liquid blood in an absorbent material.
Bloodstain Example - Saturation Stain
Bloodstain Example - Saturation Stain


This saturation stain was generated by holding a blood source above the clothing long enough that the blood was absorbed by the material and created bleed though.

Alternate Terminology

Bevel & GardnerNon-spatter Family - Regular Margin - Saturation
James, Kish & SuttonPassive - Contact/Transfer - Large Volume - Saturation
WonderSpatters Not a Criteria - Volume
Old IABPASaturation