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Gram Stain
0060101
Ordering Recommendation

Detect WBCs and presence and type of microorganisms in specimen.

Mnemonic
MS GRAM
Methodology
Stain/Microscopy
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
Within 2 hours of receipt (1 hour for stat specimens)
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Any site or fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Transport labeled slide or specimen in Eswab transport media (ARUP Supply #45877) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Blood, bone marrow, stool, vaginal specimens, or body fluid inoculated in culture bottles.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative: No organism seen.
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
87205
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060101Stain, Gram664-3
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Aliases
  • Grams Stain