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Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal

Abstract

A new blood stain has been developed for the demonstration and differentiation of cell types in peripheral blood or marrow smears, parasites in blood, and tissue impression preparations. It is available as a prebuffered powder which is dissolved in 100% reagent methanol. The method of staining is simple and rapid, with no precipitate. Overstaining is not likely to occur. The tinctorial patterns closely resemble some predecessors and, as the stain solution ages the staining quality improves. It is specific, stable, reproducible and resistant to fading.

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