Romanovsky-type stain


Romanovsky-type stain
Composite histological stains including methylene blue, Azure A or B and eosin, sometimes with other stains. Examples are Giemsa, Wright\'s, and Leishman\'s stain.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Leishman stain — Romanovsky type stain; a mixture of basic and acid dyes used to stain blood smears and that differentially stains various classes of leucocytes …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Giemsa — A Romanovsky type stain that is often used to stain blood films that are suspected to contain protozoan parasites. Contains both basic and acidic dyes and will therefore differentiate acid and basic granules in granulocytes …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • granulocyte — Leucocyte with conspicuous cytoplasmic granules. In humans the granulocytes are also classified as polymorphonuclear leucocytes and are subdivided according to the staining properties of the granules into eosinophils, basophils and neutrophils… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Diff-Quick — Diff Quik is a commercial Romanowsky stain variant, commonly used in histological staining to rapidly stain and differentiate a variety of smears, commonly blood and non gynecological smears, including those of fine needle aspirates. It is based… …   Wikipedia

  • granule — 1. A grainlike particle; a granulation; a minute discrete mass. 2. A very small pill, usually gelatin or sugar coated, containing a drug to be given in a small dose. 3. A colony of the bacterium or …   Medical dictionary

  • eosin — A derivative of fluorescein used as a fluorescent acid dye for cytoplasmic stains and counterstains in histology and in Romanovsky type blood stains. [G. eos, dawn] e. B the disodium salt of 4′,5′ dibromo 2′,7′ dinitrofluorescein. SYN: acid red… …   Medical dictionary


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