Lugol’s Iodine preparation
Lugol’ iodine is mostly used in wet preparation of the stool.
- Iodine powder = 5 grams.
- Potassium iodide = 10 grams.
- Distilled water = 100 mL.
- Dissolve the potassium iodide in the distilled water.
- Add slowly iodine crystals and keep on shaking the container (test tube), until these are dissolved.
- Filter the resulting solution.
- This is the stock solution
- For the working solution:
- Dilute the stock solution 1:5 with the distilled water.
- You can use this working solution for 2 to 3 weeks and after that make a new working solution.
When the iodine crystals disappear from the bottom of the bottle, the stock solution is no longer to be used.
Now you need to replace the working solution.