Potassium hydroxide: an alternative reagent to perform the modified apt test.

@article{Chicaiza2014PotassiumHA,
  title={Potassium hydroxide: an alternative reagent to perform the modified apt test.},
  author={Henry P Chicaiza and Karl Hellstrand and Trudy J. Lerer and Sharon R. Smith and Francisco A. Sylvester},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={165 3},
  pages={628-30}
}
We tested the performance of potassium hydroxide (KOH) in the modified Apt test under different experimental conditions using sodium hydroxide as a positive control. Like sodium hydroxide, KOH differentiated fresh fetal and adult blood stains on a cloth but not dried blood. KOH may be used to perform the Apt test at the bedside. 
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