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Tests for Lipids (Preliminary Test and Confirmatory Test)

Tests for Lipids

Preliminary Tests for Lipids


Spot Test


Poured one or two drops of original solution with the help of a dropper on a filter paper and allowed it to dry.A fine greasy spot appeared on the filter paperLipids are present


Slowly heated 2-3 ml of original solution in a test tube.No precipitate formationProteins are Absent

Iodine Test

Took 2-3 drops of original solution and then added a few drops of iodine solution.The solution does not turns its colorCarbohydrates are absent

Confirmatory tests for Lipids


Sudan III

2-3 ml of original solution in a test tube and add 3 ml of water then add few drops of Sudan III reagent. Shake properly and allow the solution to stand.Formation of a red layer on the surface of solution in test tubeLipids are present

Oil Emulsion Test

2.5 ml of O.S. added 2.5 ml of absolute alcohol and then added 5 ml of cold water. Then shake the mixture and allowed it to stand.A white colored cloudy suspension (emulsion) is formedLipids are confirmed

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Muhammad Naveed Iqbal
Lecturer in Botany.PhD (Plant Sciences) Scholar

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