|Available:||Daily, 24 hours Performed on first shift only except for CSF Gram stains which are performed 24 hours/day|
|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.|
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