Giemsa Thick Film Stain
EMS Catalog #: 26154-Series
None. Films are prepared by spreading 3 – 5 drops of blood on a scrupulously clean slide to form a circle of about 15mm diameter: the films are air dried by keeping in a horizontal position for 18 – 24 hours at room temperature, protected from dust and insects.
- Stain 40 -120 minutes in Giemsa Thick Film Staining Solution (#26154-01). *
- Wash 5-10 minutes in distilled water or Phosphate Buffer (#26154-02)
- Dry in the Air and examine.
|Malarial Parasites||Clear Red Chromatin|
|Red Corpuscles||Not seen due to lacking of hemoglobin during drying|
Clark, G., Staining Procedures, Williams and Wilkins Co. Baltimore, 3rd, c. 1973, p. 126
Lillie, R. D. Histologic Technic and Practical Histochemistry, 3rd ed., Mcgraw-Hill, New York, 1965.
Barber, M.A., and Komp, H.W., Pub. Health Rep., 44:2330-41, 1929