Pappenheim stain is a combination of May-Grünwald and Giemsa stains. They are the stains generally used for blood smears.
|Neutrophilic granules||bluish-pink to brownish|
|Eosinophilic granules||brick-red to brown-orange|
|Basophilic granules||dark blue-violet|
|Lymphocytic cytoplasm||light blue|
|Monocytic cytoplasm||light blue|
|Thrombocytes||blue with red-violet internal bodies|
The May-Grünwald stain contains the dyes eosin and methylene blue.
The Giemsa stain contains the dyes eosin, methylene blue, methylene azure and methylene violet.