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Staining techniques: Giemsa stain

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Synonym(s): Romanowsky


Introduction

Rationale

Uses

  • Stain cells to identify abnormalities/pathological changes.

Pros

Cons

  • Working Giemsa stain, must be prepared shortly before use.

Alternatives

Work time

  • 10-15 min: manual (hand-staining).
  • Shorter for commercial preparations.

Requirements

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Dacie J V Sir & Lewis S M (2001) Practical Hematology. 9th edn. W B Saunders Co. ISBN 0-4430-6377 X.
  • Pratt P W (1997) Laboratory Procedures For Veternary Technicians. 3rd edn. Mosby. pp 171 + 176.
  • Quin P J et al (1994) Clinical Veterinary Microbiology. Mosby. pp 28.
  • Lewis H B & Rebar A H (1989) Bone Marrow Evaluation in Veterinary Practice. Ralston Purina Co. pp 58-59.
  • Bain B J (1989) Blood Cells - A Practical Guide. Gower Medical Publishing. pp 8-10.
  • Hall R & Malia R (1984) Medical Laboratory Hematology. Butterworth & Co Ltd. pp 32-136.

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