Consumables required – Preparation of acetic acid
Preparation of 5% acetic acid
Ingredients (to prepare 100 mL of 5% acetic acid solution)
5% dilute acetic acid prepared on dd/mm/yyyy.
Note: It is essential to dilute the glacial acetic acid, because the undiluted acid causes a severe chemical burn if applied to the epithelium. The bottle of glacial acetic acid should be clearly labelled and stored away from the colposcopy trolley.
Unused acetic acid should be discarded at the end of the day.