Chapter 24. Lab V-1 Testing the Sensitivity and Selectivity of Kastle-Meyer Reagent

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Blood, synthetic

  • Centrifuge tube, 1.5 mL

  • Kastle-Meyer reagent

  • Pipettes

  • Reaction plate, 24-well

Materials you Provide

  • Gloves

  • Cotton swabs

  • Hair dryer (optional)

  • Hydrogen peroxide, 3%

  • Nickel (US coin)

  • Paper (white copy or printer)

  • Pencil solution from Chapter 23

  • Ultraviolet (UV) light source (optional)

  • Vinegar, distilled white

  • Watch or clock with second hand

  • Water, distilled or deionized

  • Specimens, food (see Procedure V-1-4: Test Selectivity of Kastle-Meyer ...

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