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Giemsa Stain is used as a laboratory reagent and stain for microscopy. It is also used for the histopathologic detection of malaria and other parasites such as spirochete and protozoan. The stain is 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.
K. K. Friend.; S. Chen.; F. H. Ruddle. Differential staining of interspecific chromosomes in somatic cell hybrids by alkaline Giemsa stain. Somatic Cell Genetics. 1976, 2 (2), 183-188.
Julie R. Korenberg.; Elizabeth F. Freedlender. Giemsa technique for the detection of sister chromatid exchanges. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 1974, 48 (4), 355-360.
Hazard Statements: H319
Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P280i-P305+P351+P338-P337+P313
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.