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Preparation of Test Solutions
Note: In order to test saliva accurately, add 2ml of weak (10%) acetic acid to 8ml of saliva collected from chewing sugarless gum that is not flavoured. Then bring to boil and filter. Adjust the pH to between 3 - 5 with weak (10%) sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The saliva is now ready for testing.

  1. Remove the the 3 small plastic ampoules from the large test tube
  2. In the empty large test-tube, add 6 ml. of the solution to be tested
  3. Add the colourless liquid from the blue cap vial (reagent 2) to the solution to be tested in the large test tube ("combined solutions"). Turn the test large test tube gently up and down a few times (at least 3) to make sure that the 2 liquids are well mixed together
  4. Add the colourless liquid from the clear cap vial (reagent 1) to the reddish brown substance in the red cap vial (reagent 3). Close the cap of the red cap vial and shake until the reddish-brown substance has been mostly dissolved ("mixed solution"). This might take a little while
  5. The solutions are now ready for testing

Conducting the test
  1. Pour the "mixed solutions" (reagents 1 and 3) in the vial with the reddish brown substance into the large test-tube containing the "combined solutions" (reagent 2 and solution to be tested)
  2. Allow combined solutions in the large test-tube to settle for 6 minutes - no shaking is required but you may have to tilt the test tube or "roll" it gently a few times to make sure the solutions are mixed well to obtain a true and accurate colour change
  3. Compare the colour of the combined solutions in the large test-tube to the colour strip provided. In case of comparison difficulties, try holding the test-tube against the colour strip just above liquid level of large test-tube. Move along the colour strip until colour of solution matches with that of the colour strip
  4. The number on the colour strip indicates the concentration of mercury ions present in the solution in ppm
  5. If the concentration of the mercury ions is higher than 2 ppm the solution will change into a strong pink colour after a period of time
  6. If the concentration is extremely low or no mercury ions are present, the colour of the solution will clear and become almost colourless after a period of time. However, when saliva is tested and there are strong digestive enzymes present, these digestive enzymes may affect the final colour. Instead of becoming colourless, the solution may turn into a different colour (such as green)

Test Interference:
The test results can be affected by the presence of ions from gold, silver, palladium, rhodium, platinum, iridium, ruthenium ("noble metals") as well as tin.

Colour strip

The numbers indicate concentration in ppm

Sample of a HMT Mercury Test kit with color strip for results analysis

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The above information is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace competent health care advice received from a knowledgeable healthcare professional. You are urged to seek healthcare advice for the treatment of any illness or disease.
The Food Standard Agency UK has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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