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Leishman Stain is used to stain blood smears to identify parasites, leukocytes and trypanosomas. It is used in hematology and tropical medicine to differentiate and identify leukocytes. It acts like fluorescent stains for detection of malaria parasite. It is also used for bone marrow staining.
W B Leishman. Note on a Simple and Rapid Method of Producing Romanowsky Staining in Malarial and other Blood Films. British Medical Journal.1901, 2 (2125), 757-758.
D K Mendiratta; K Bhutada; R Narang; P Narang. Evaluation of different methods for diagnosis of P. falciparum malaria. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.2006, 24 (1), 49-51.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.