Product nameGiemsa stain, chromatin and nuclear membrane stain
DescriptionChromatin and nuclear membrane stain.
- Azure mixture sicc. Giemsa stain
- Giemsa Solution
Stain for microscopy that functions by rearranging chromatin and inducing G bands producing a high quality stain for chromatin and the nuclear membrane. Used for the histopathologic detection of malaria and other parasites such as spirochete and protozoan. Has also been incorporated in differential staining between bacterial and human cells. Used in combination with May-Grunwald or Wright Stain as a histological hematology stain. However, the May-Grunwald-Giemsa procedure produces a more intense coloration than Wright-Giemsa.
Storage instructionsStore at Room Temperature. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
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This product has been referenced in:
- Barcia JJ The Giemsa stain: its history and applications. Int J Surg Pathol 15:292-6 (2007). Read more (PubMed: 17652540) »
- Damsgaard TE et al. Mast cells and atopic dermatitis. Stereological quantification of mast cells in atopic dermatitis and normal human skin. Arch Dermatol Res 289:256-60 (1997). Read more (PubMed: 9164634) »
- Friend KK et al. Differential staining of interspecific chromosomes in somatic cell hybrids by alkaline Giemsa stain. Somatic Cell Genet 2:183-8 (1976). Read more (PubMed: 1028166) »
- Korenberg JR & Freedlender EF Giemsa technique for the detection of sister chromatid exchanges. Chromosoma 48:355-60 (1974). Read more (PubMed: 4141299) »
- McKay RD The mechanism of G and C banding in mammalian metaphase chromosomes. Chromosoma 44:1-14 (1973). Read more (PubMed: 4130184) »