ⓘ Merthiolate-Iodine-Formaldehyde

                                     

ⓘ Merthiolate-Iodine-Formaldehyde

Merthiolate-Iodine-Formaldehyde is a solution used in biomedical laboratories for concentration of stool samples prior to microscopic investigation for parasites. Concentration of stool is necessary in order to raise sensitivity of microscopy, as in non-concentrated samples the likelihood of finding equivalents of actually present parasites is too low. MIF enables separation of different strata of stool matter, and sedimentation of stool particles that contain parasites. After application of MIF, usually centrifugation is used for acceleration of sedimentation.

The term Merthiolate indicates the presence of thiomersal in the solution. Because of the dangerous properties of thiomersal, it is not regularly added to MIF-solutions any more, although myth is the abbreviation used for the solution. Thiomersal, however, can be added if their protective qualities are particularly required, for example, if the stool samples must be stored for long periods of time, such as the training samples.

                                     
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