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Gram Stain  

SIM

40165 

CPT

87205 

Synonyms

Gram Stain, Bacterial Smear 

Specimen Type

Miscellaneous 

Container

Sterile container, Culture Swab

Collection Instructions

No cath tips or nasal swab

Volume

0.5 mL

Additional Information

 

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

> 1 hr  Refrigerate 

Rejection Criteria

Not routinely performed on throats, nasopharyngeal,  stools. Improperly labeled or identified specimens.

Reference Range

No polymorphonuclear leukocytes / no organisms seen

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Examination for presence and quantity of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and bacteria 

Methodology

Gram Stained Smear 

Testing Frequency

24 / 7 ( critical specimens only examined during 3rd shift hours) 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/31/2018

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