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GRAM STAIN

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Swab or pus from wound, abscess, eye, sputum and other sites. Bacterial culture should usually be requested together
with the Gram stain. Please note that Gram Stain is routinely
done and reported for all sputum and CSF culture requests.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Gram Stain

Test Results

​Gram-positive/negative cocci/coccobacilli/bacilli; No organism seen; polymorphs and epithelial cells reported where applicable (usually for sputum)

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​2 - 4 hours

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

Remarks

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