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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0523205

NCI Thesaurus Code: C85598  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Laboratory Procedure

NCIt Definition: A microscopy staining method that utilizes Giemsa, a mixture of ethylene blue and eosin, which forms purplish-black crystals when dried. This stain preferentially binds to the phosphate groups of DNA and aggregates at areas with an increase in adenine-thymine binding, thus leading to chromosomal staining patterns that lend themselves to g-banding analysis. Additionally Giemsa can be used as a differential stain to determine microbial cell adherence to human cells as well as in the diagnosis of malaria, spirochete, and protozoal infections.

CDISC Definition: A microscopy staining method that utilizes Giemsa, a mixture of ethylene blue and eosin, which forms purplish-black crystals when dried. This stain preferentially binds to the phosphate groups of DNA and aggregates at areas with an increase in adenine-thymine binding, thus leading to chromosomal staining patterns that lend themselves to g-banding analysis. Additionally Giemsa can be used as a differential stain to determine microbial cell adherence to human cells as well as in the diagnosis of malaria, spirochete, and protozoal infections.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Giemsa stain method (procedure)
Giemsa stain method
Giemsa Staining Method
GIEMSA STAIN

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C85598 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
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EFFECTIVE_TIME 20100731 SNOMEDCT_US
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