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.
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: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative: No organism seen.

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87205

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060101 Stain, Gram 664-3
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Aliases
  • Gram’s Stain
Gram Stain