Gram Stain
0060101
Ordering Recommendation
 
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
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