oa South African Medical Journal - A common source of error in testing urines qualitatively for reducing substances by means of benedict's reagent

Volume 41, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



It is believed that the reduction of Benedict's reagent which is obtained when pieces of matchstick are used to stop the Benedict's urine mixture spurting out of test-tubes, is caused by the presence of glucose in the matchstick, in a proportion of 0�12% by weight.

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