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Test Compendium

5018: GRAM STAIN

Test Code

  • 5018

Volume

  • 1 SWAB, 0.5 mL FLUID

Minimum Volume

  • 1 swab, 0.25 mL fluid,

Specimen Requirements

  • See Special Instructions

Container

  • Culture Swab, Urine, Sterile Container, Blood

Storage

  • Ambient Or Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 2 days

Special Instructions

  • Multiple specimen types acceptable for Gram stain, see specific culture requirements. Need to provide source.

Specimen Stability

  • 48 hours ambient, refrigerated

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure