Name: Gram Stain
Test Name: Gram Stain
Health Link Test Code: HCGRST
LIS Test Code: GRST
CPT Code(s): 87205 gram stain, 87015 cytospin
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 8 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Specimen: Greater than 1 mL fluid, tissue and swabs are acceptable specimen types.
Transport specimen to the laboratory.
Gram stains are not performed on blood, catheter tips, nares, mouth or throat specimens, or nonpatient materials/inanimate objects.
Critical Calls: yes