About 5 ml of Benedict's reagent was assorted with few ml of the sample and then boiled, orange red precipitate
shows the nearness of reducing sugar.
After 6 days, the colorless water was red colored and a red precipitate
was observed under the plastic box (Fig.
* Orange to red precipitate
supernatant fluid pale blue: 3+
of cuprous oxide was formed within two minutes if a monosaccharide was present.
Green Precipitate 0.1-0.5gm% (+1) Yellow Precipitate 0.5-1gm% (+2) Orange Precipitate 1-2 gm% (+3) Red Precipitate
>2 gm % (+4) Patients with diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal distention or perianal excoriation, having pH [less than or equal to] 5.5 and reducing sugar [greater than or equal to] 0.5 -1 gm % (+2) were classified as sugar intolerance.
This disconnect in the results finally got some clarification when a red precipitate
was collected and analyzed.