Sternheimer-Malbin stain | definition of Sternheimer-Malbin stain by Medical dictionary
a crystal violet and safranin stain used in urinalyses to provide additional contrast for certain casts and cells.
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They are also referred to as Sternheimer-Malbin positive cells because they have colorless or light blue nuclei and pale blue or gray cytoplasm when stained with Sternheimer-Malbin Stain
(such as Sedi-Stain).
For the 72 sediment structure questions, 68 (94%) were on unstained urine, 4 (6%) were on urine stained with either the Kova variant of the Sternheimer-Malbin stain
(3 of the 4 stained urines; Hycor Biomedical) or a Sudan IV fat stain (1 of the 4 stained urines; JT Baker).