|Description:||This 1981 photograph depicted a glass dropper bottle containing a Dobell’s iodine solution.|
Created by mixing potassium iodide, iodine and distilled water, Dobell’s iodine is sometimes used in the processing of fecal specimen microscopy slides, especially when the identification of the possible presence of parasitic cysts in the sample.
Dobell’s iodine also allows for “easier identification of Giardia sp. cysts from those of yeasts, pollen, or lipid droplets…”. Robert Ridley, Dept. of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathology.