Which one of the following preservatives is used while packing catgut
1. Isopropyl alcohol.
2. Colloidal iodine.
4. Hydrogen peroxide.
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Answer: 1. Isopropyl alcohol.
Reference: Manufacturers note found along with the sutures. Check for
QTDF: Medical General Knowledge
- Surgical Gut Suture (Plain or Chromic) is available in sizes 5-0 through 6
(metric sized 2-8).
• The suture is supplied sterile in "pre-cut" lengths or non-needled or attached
to various needle types in one dozen boxes.
• Suture is supplied with packing fluid
o 90% Isopropyl Alcohol,
o 0.5% Sodium Benzoate,
o 0.5% Diethylethanolamine and
o water q.s. ad 100%.