Preparation of Gum guaiac reagent for Blood testing in urine

Preparation of Gum guaiac reagent for Blood testing in urine

Reagents

Prepare fresh before use:

Gum guaiac …………………………………………….. 0.1 g
Ethanol, 95% v/v* ………………………………… 6.0 ml click here for preparation


Procedure:

1) Weigh the chemical and transfer it to a bottle of 10 ml capacity (alternatively, measure the chemical in a narrow tube pre-marked to hold 0.1 g).

2) Add the ethanol, stopper the bottle and mix until the chemical is fully dissolved.
Caution: The ethanol (alcohol) reagent is flammable, therefore handle it well away from any open flame.

Note: Use the reagent on the same day it is prepared.

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