A properly stained blood film is critical for malaria diagnosis, especially for precise identification of malaria species. Use of Giemsa stain is the recommended and most reliable procedure for staining thick and thin blood films. Giemsa solution is composed of eosin and methylene blue (azure). Giemsa stain is used to differentiate nuclear and/or cytoplasmic morphology of platelets, RBCs, WBCs, and parasites (1,2).
No special preparation is needed for Giemsa Stain. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Giemsa Stain. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|All age groups
|Giemsa stains deep blue