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Giemsa stain

Discussion in 'Step I' started by DrPak, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. DrPak

    DrPak Senior Member
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    What is the giemsa stain used for, generally speaking? Is it for all intracellular bugs?
     
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    The two applications that I know of for the Giemsa stain are parasitic infections (malaria, protozoans) as well as spirochetes. It is also used hematologically due to its differential staining of blood cells.

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    Chlamydia.
     
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    it is used in genetics to stain chromosomes
     
  6. DrPak

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    There doesn't seem to be any generalities here other than it's used to smoke out some intracellular bugs, right?
     
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    The big thing with a giemsa stain is that it stains nucleic acids in cells therefore it is useful in determining intercellular organisms as well as being used in blood smear differentials etc....
     
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    I found the answer. Giemsa stains are only used for:
    1) Borrellia,
    2) Plasmodium,
    3) Trypansomes and
    4) Chalmydia
     

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