For Laboratory use
- Iodine test is a chemical test used to distinguish mono- or disaccharides from certain polysaccharides like amylase dextrin and glycogen. This test has a variation termed starch-iodine test that is performed to indicate the presence of glucose made by plants in the leaves.
- Objectives of Iodine Test
- To detect the presence of polysaccharides primarily starch.
Lugol’s Iodine is a rapid, non-specific contrast dye that is added to direct wet mounts of fecal material to aid in differentiating parasitic cysts from host white blood cells. … Iodine stains protozoan nuclei and intracytoplasmic organelles brown making them easier to identify.