Wagenaar’s Test

By @forensicfield

What is Wagenaar’s Test?

This test was discovered by Wagenaar in 1935.

Wagenaar reagent- acetone and Hcl 10% v/v.

It’s Uses In Forensics

It’s a Confirmatory test for blood.

It is also known as Acetone chlor-hemin crystal test.

Indication for the Presence of Blood

When sample goes through wagenaar reagent, it gives brownish rhomboidal crystals under microscope.

How To Perform This Test ?


Sometimes obtained crystals are difficult to observe.

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