GRAM STAIN

Code
100.0100
Name
GRAM STAIN
Category
None
Department
Microbiology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
87205
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Liquid, Tissue, Swabs

Volume

1.0 ml Liquid, 1 Swab

Transport Info

Room Temp

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

No organisms seen. (Note: some bacteria and WBC's are normal for sputum and genital cultures)

Methodology

Microscopic Examination

Clinical Significance

Screen for bacteria in clinical material.

The Gram stain is the initial key in the recognition of microorganisms from clinical specimens.

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