Giemsa Stain is a laboratory reagent and stain for microscopy. The stain functions by rearranging chromatin and inducing G bands producing a high quality stain for chromatin and the nuclear membrane. Giemsa Stains have been used for the histopathologic detection of malaria and other parasites such as spirochete and protozoan. The stain has also been incorporated in differential staining between bacterial and human cells. The compound has been used in combination with May-Grunwald or Wright Stain (sc-203763) as a histological hematology stain. However, the May-Grunwald-Giemsa procedure produces a more intense coloration than Wright-Giemsa.
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