Cite this page: Wright-Giemsa stain. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stainswright.html. Accessed July 22nd, 2017.
Definition / general
- Also called Wright’s stain
- A "Romanowsky-type" stain, composed of mixtures of methylene blue, azure and eosin compounds
- Used to stain peripheral blood smears
- Methylene blue is a metachromatic stain, meaning that some tissue components (mast cell granules, cartilage, mucin, amyloid) stain purple and not blue