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A portion of the blood specimen is concentrated by centrifugation after adding 2% formalin. The sediment is examined as a wet preparation and, if positive, the slide is air dried, fixed in methyl alcohol, and stained with Giemsa to aid in species identification.(Garcia L: Diagnostic Medical Parasitology. Fifth edition. Washington, DC, American Society for Microbiology, 2005)
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