Wright stain


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Wright stain

(rīt),
a mixture of eosinates of polychromed methylene blue used in staining blood smears.
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Wright stain

(rīt stān)
A staining mixture of eosinates of polychromed methylene blue used in staining of blood smears.
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Wright stain

(rīt)
[James H. Wright, U.S. pathologist, 1871–1928]
A combination of eosin and methylene blue used in staining blood cells to reveal malarial parasites and to differentiate white blood cells.
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Wright,

James Homer, U.S. pathologist, 1871-1928.
Wright stain - a mixture of eosinates of polychromed methylene blue used in staining of blood smears.
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These cells are large with abundant lavender cytoplasm and a well-defined purple nucleus on Wright stained slides.
(8) The method described by Corwin in 1985 used air dried preparations of concentrated sediment which were stained with Wright stain. (3) Later, it was found that Hansel stain is preferable.
1505's peripheral blood collected pretest (July 9, 2001) and stained with Wright stain (Hema-Tek 2000, Bayer Corporation, Wright Stain Pak, Curtin Matheson Scientific Inc., Houston, TX, USA), erythrocytic morphologic changes (moderate to marked stomatocytosis, punctate discoloration, or polychromatophilic aggregation) suggestive of a hemotropic parasite were observed (Figure 1).
Wright stain of cell suspension showed large loosely cohesive cells, with abundant basophilic cytoplasm, occasional cytoplasmic vacuoles, and mostly round or oval nuclei with occasional prominent single nucleolus.