LD Bodies for Kala-azar diagnosis
Lab Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

Giemsa Stain: Principle, Procedure, Results

Last updated on June 7th, 2021Giemsa stain is a type of Romanowsky stain, named after Gustav Giemsa, a German chemist who created a dye solution. It was primarily designed for the demonstration of malarial parasites […]


Preparation of Gram stain Reagents

Last updated on June 1st, 2021Gram staining requires the use of different chemical reagents which can be purchased in ready-to-use forms from commercial suppliers or can be prepared at the laboratory by mixing different chemicals […]

Lab Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) Test

Last updated on May 31st, 2021Two methods, thick and thin blood smear microscopy are regarded as the “gold standard” for the diagnosis of malaria. Quantitative Buffy Coat is another direct and rapid test for the […]

Albert Stain

Albert Stain: Principle, Procedure and Results

Last updated on May 22nd, 2021Albert stain is a type of differential stain used for staining high-molecular-weight polymers of polyphosphate known as metachromatic granules or volutin granules found in Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Metachromatic granules are also […]


Auramine-Rhodamine Fluorochrome Staining

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021Auramine-rhodamine fluorochrome staining also known as “Truant method of staining”, is used to visualize Acid-fast bacilli (AFB). Ziehl-Neelsen (hot), Kinyoun (cold) are still widely used methods in developing countries. CDC recommends […]