Leishman stain


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Leish·man stain

(lēsh'măn),
a polychromed eosin-methylene blue stain used in the examination of blood films for identifying parasites.

Leish·man stain

(lēsh'măn stān)
A polychromed eosin-methylene blue stain used in the examination of blood films.

Leishman stain

A stain containing alkaline methylene blue and eosin in methanol used in genetics to identify chromosomal bands and in blood smear analysis to identify white blood cells and parasitic infections.

Leishman,

Sir William Boog, Scottish surgeon, 1865-1926.
Leishmania - a genus of digenetic, asexual, protozoan flagellates.
Leishman chrome cells - basophilic granular leukocytes (basophils) observed in the circulating blood of some persons with blackwater fever.
Leishman stain - a polychromed eosin-methylene blue stain used in the examination of blood films.
Leishman-Donovan body - the intracytoplasmic, nonflagellated leishmanial form of certain intracellular parasites. Synonym(s): amastigote; L-D body
leishmaniasis - tropical disease that is spread by sandflies.
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Leishman stain: Air dried FNAC smears were kept on the staining tray, and Leishman stain was poured in a manner similar for blood smear staining.
The supernatant plasma was separated and layer of buffy coat and equal thickness of RBC layer just below was picked up to prepare smears which were stained by Leishman stain.
In present study four special staining procedures were done after making a provisional diagnosis (on morphology) of leukemias by leishman stain.