Lab Test : Gram Stain

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Alternate:Gram Smear
Includes:Gram stain
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:GRAM
Available:Daily, 24 hours Performed on first shift only except for CSF Gram stains which are performed 24 hours/day
Turnaround:1 day
Specimen:Specify site
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Culturette, sterile container, or syringe
Temperature:Room temperature or Refrigerated
transport to lab within 24 hrs
Rejection:Not received with in 24 hrs
Not in proper transport media
Normal:All gram stains are screened for white blood cells, red blood cells, yeast cells, bacterial cells and epithelial cells.
Uses:Determine the presence of microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Organism isolation and identification will only be performed if routine culture is requested. Contamination with adjacent areas should be avoided.
Method:Microscopic stained
 

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