Reinsch test


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Reinsch test

(rīnsh),
a test for arsenic in which a strip of copper is placed in the suspected fluid, which is then acidulated with hydrochloric acid and boiled; if arsenic is present a gray deposit occurs on the copper, and this deposit on heating is sublimated and deposited as a crystalline layer on a piece of glass held above the copper strip.

Reinsch test

A qualitative test for identifying heavy–and toxic metals–antimony, arsenic, bismuth, mercury, selenium, tellurium, in a fluid of interest–eg, gastric juice or urine. See Arsenic intoxication, Mercury intoxication.

Reinsch,

Adolf, German physician, 1862-1916.
Reinsch test - for arsenic.

Reinsch test

a test for heavy metals in urine, using copper wire or foil in heated hydrochloric acid. If metals are present, they form visible deposits on the copper.