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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.