Test’s to detect infanticide
Fodere’s test- Weight of lung in an infant before respiration 30gm, after respiration it doubles.
Plouquets test-Weight of lung 1/70th of total fetal weight before respiration and 1/35th of total weight after respiration.
Breslau’s Second life test-Test to detect air in stomach and intestine.
Gettler’s test- To measure amount of chloride in each chamber of heart.To distinguish between freshwater drowning and saltwater drowning.
Hydrostatic/Buoyancy test- To detect residual air in alveoli
Tests for stains
Florence test- Test for choline in semen
Acid phosphatase test-Confirmatory test.
Precipitin test-Species specific test.
Barberio’s test – detect semen
kastle meyer test – detect blood stains
Patch test – phytodermatitis
paraffin test – detect gun powder
Tzank smear —HSV
Tzank test — Pemphigus
tzank cell — keratinocyte
Adson test-Done for cervical rib
NESTROF Test-Naked Eye Single Tube Red cell Osmotic Fragility is used in disorders altering the fragility of RBCs e.g. Thalassemia, Fe deficiency anaemia..
When black line (drawn on white paper) can’t be seen through the test tube, it signifies decreased fragility (positive NESTROFT) as in Beta Thalassemia Trait.Done during Anc visits first in mother, if positive father’s test also done
Cocaine Test-When topically applied, cocaine produces dilation of the pupil by preventing the reuptake of norepinephrine that … Consequently, the cocaine test is useful as a screening procedure to confirm the presence or absence of oculosympathetic paresis- to test horners
Kveim siltzbach test -Sarcoidosis
Ames test – biological assay to assess the mutagenic potential of chemical compounds,The test uses several strains of the bacterium Salmonella typhimurium that carry mutations in genes involved in histidine synthesis, so that they require histidine for growth. The variable being tested is the mutagen’s ability to cause a reversion to growth on a histidine-free medium.