Specimen Requirements

Title

GRAM STAIN

Specimen Requirement

Place fluid in a sterile screw capped container or specimen collected in swab transport media. Please identify source/site of specimen.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 72 hours

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

1 day.

Clinical Use

The gram stain is a test for the rapid presumptive diagnosis of infectious agents.

Test Code

GS