- Reinsch test
The Reinsch test is an initial indicator to detect the presence of one or more of the following
heavy metalsin a biological sample, and is often used by toxicologists where poisoning by such metals is suspected.
* Dissolve suspect body fluid or tissue in a
* Insert a
copperstrip into the solution.
* The appearance of a silvery coating on the copper may indicate Mercury. A dark coating indicative of the presence of one of the other metals.
* Confirm finding using absorption or emission
spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, or other analytical technique suitable for inorganicanalysis.
* Saferstein R. 2001. "Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science". Prentice Hall
* Analytical tests for Hg [http://rcm-medicine.upr.clu.edu/publications/sidney_kaye/A_Simple_and_rapid_analytical_test_for_Hg.pdf rcm-medicine.upr.clu.edu]
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