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Giemsa Stain Peripheral Stain

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Giemsa Stain Peripheral Stain

What is this test?

The identification of malarial parasites and other blood parasites is used to determine treatment and prognosis. Babesia and other blood parasite are noted and reported. Microfilaria can be detected from a giemsa stain. However, this test is not recommended for the detection of microfilaria. One negative observation cannot rule out blood parasites. Giemsa is a dye consisting of methylene blue-eosin and methylene blue. It is named after Gustav Giemsa, a German chemist and bacteriologist. This dye solution is used in histopathologic diagnosis. It is used in staining blood films. Giemsa stain is also a differential stain, such as when it is combined with Wright stain to form Wright-Giemsa stain. It can be used to study the adherence of pathogenic bacteria to human cells. It differentially stains human and bacterial cells purple and pink respectively.

What is the preparation needed for doing this test?

No special preparation is needed for Giemsa Stain Peripheral Stain. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Giemsa Stain Peripheral Stain. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

What are the normal values of results of this test?

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsGiemsa stains deep blue

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