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Staining techniques: Sternheimer - Malbin stain

Synonym(s): Sternheimer-Malbin, Sedistain, Kova stain

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman, Karen Gerber

Introduction

  • Crystal violet and safranin stains. They precipitate in highly alkaline urine.

Uses

  • For semiquantitative evaluation of urine sediment.

Requirements

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Pratt P W Laboratory Procedures For Veterinary Technicians. 3rd edn. Mosby Refereed papers. pp 287-289.


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