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Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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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 http://www.thehomescientist.com, 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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