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Chemo Nickel Test™



Chemo Nickel Test™

Chemo Nickel Test™ is an easy one step method to detect free Nickel in metallic objects.


The test consists of an ammoniacal solution of Dimethylglyoxime (DMG) for the detection of nickel in various metallic objects.

DMG produces a bright, reddish-pink insoluble salt with nickel. The Spot test detects free nickel down to a limit of 10 ppm (parts/million)1. The sensitivity threshold of most nickel allergic patients is above 11 ppm. Some strongly allergic patients will however still react to objects releasing amounts below the threshold of the test.


With no known cure for nickel allergy, nickel avoidance is key to protect your skin from allergic reactions. Chemo Nickel Test™ allows you to easily test for nickel in metal objects.


Notice: Use only Chemo Nickel Test™ on metal objects. If the metal object being tested has been coated, such as with varnish, the coating can be dissolved with the use of Chemo Nickel Test™. Always Use Chemo Nickel Test™ in a well-ventilated area. 

In case of skin contact, remove contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off with soap and plenty of water.


Product packaging: The test solution is contained in a glass bottle with a dropper insert and screw on cap. The product is packaged in a plastic cylindrical container with a flip-top-capped alongside two cotton swabs and printed instructions for use.


Download Safety Data Sheet (SDS) here.



R.J.G. Rycroft, T. Menne, P.J. Frosch
Textbook of Contact Dermatitis, 2nd edition, (1995) ISBN 3-540- 57943-5 Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

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