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GRAM STAIN

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Lab Section CategoryBacteriology/Mycology/Parasitology - Bacteria
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Specimen RequiredSwab or pus from wound, abscess, eye, sputum and other sites. Bacterial culture should usually be requested together
with the Gram stain. Please send separate swabs for gram stain and culture. Please note that Gram Stain is routinely
done and reported for all sputum and CSF culture requests.
MethodGram Stain
Test ResultGram-positive/negative cocci/coccobacilli/bacilli; No organism seen; polymorphs and epithelial cells reported where applicable (usually for sputum)
Turnaround Time2 - 4 hours
Day(s) Test Set upDaily
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Last Modified Date :15 Dec 2011