Taxonomy: f. Plasmodidae
Animal: Plasmodium vivax (research) 1 08.jpg
Sites: Blood
Thick Giemsa stained film Giemsa stain 1 in 25 for 25 minutes. - note no fixation. Compare with other Plasmodium vivax (research) slides which have been prepared using different staining methods to determine the best method to diagnose the parasite infection. Remember to allow to air dry properly before staining. You may use some heat from a fan or hairdryer to speed the drying process but DO NOT overheat as this fixes the smear to the slide. No fixation is used to allow the blood to haemolyse during the staining process thereby rendering the parasites visible against a pale, clean background.

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