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  • Gram Stain

    Test Name:Gram Stain
    Epic Order Code:LAB250
    CPT Code:87205
    Specimen(s) Type:Can be ordered on any source except throat, urine and feces.
    Acceptable Container(s):Swabs
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour
    Routine: Same day
    Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source. Two swabs should be submitted for culture and stain.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately at room temperature. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport at room temperature. Do NOT refrigerate. Specimen must be received in lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:NA
    Additional Information:Gram stains are automatically ordered on properly collected Anaerobic cultures, Respiratory cultures, CSF cultures, Body Fluid cultures, and Wound cultures.