question about urine test kit-pharmac...

question about urine test kit-pharmacolgy

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Since: May 11

Hingham, MA

#1 Aug 25, 2012
hello, I am not a pharmasist nor a medcial profession, just someone with an interest in medical science and a lot of spare time to read/post msgs.

There is this adrenal function test kit that supposedly measures the stress on your adrenals by measuring how silver ions interact with chloride ions in your urine. Details here

basically, it contains:
1 amber coloured bottle containing indicator solution
1 plain clear vial containing trial sample solution of 1% sodium chloride (NaCl)
1 plain clear vial containing orange activator solution
4 Pipettes / Droppers
2 test tubes

the NaCl is just for practice I guess if you are not familiar with titration. So basically, collect 10 drops of urine in the test tube, then add one drop of the orange activator solution, then slowly add the indicator solution one drop @ a time until it turns from yellow to brown. The number of drops determines how stressed your adrenals are at the time of the test.

When they send you this kit, they send wayyy to much of the "orange activator solution" in proportion to the amount of indicator solution they sell, b/c you only need one drop of it and they send you like 20, so I have all these extra tubes of this orange activator without any of the indicator. Since they do not say what either the indicator or activator solution are, I was wondering if someone with a chem/pharm background may be able to tell me what one or both of these chemicals are based on the description of this test.

Because it does say the test it based on the reaction of silver ions with chloride ions, I am guessing maybe the indicator solution is a silver nitrate solution? Maybe 5% concentration since that is what the NaCl sample is that they provide? And I have no clue about the orange activator solution other than it is the substance that allows the indicator to make it change to brown.

If I am able to identify these two chemicals, I can probably buy larger quantities of them online, and not be stuck with a bunch of one and none of the other.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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