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Gram stain (L Q)

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB250

 

Methodology: 

Gram Stain Microscopic Evaluation

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT requests (Blood Bank specimen), 1 day for routine requests

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: Collect Sterile Container or Culturette Swab or Eswab

Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.
Unacceptable conditions: stools, genitals, throats, catheter tips

 

NOTE: Gram is automatically part of the Deep Wound, Superficial Wound, Tissue Culture and Body Fluid: These do NOT require a special Gram Stain request.

 

Reference Interval: 

No Organisms Seen

CPT Code(s): 

87205

Last Changed: 

12/10/2016 10:27:17

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 5:25:17 PM