Jun 28, 2017




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Gram Stain

Gram Stain (HCGRST) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Gram Stain

Test Name: Gram Stain

Health Link Test Code: HCGRST

LIS Test Code: GRST

CPT Code(s): 87205 gram stain, 87015 cytospin

Methodology: Microscopy

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.

Stability Ambient:

2 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

24 hours

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Gram stains are not performed on blood, catheter tips, nares, mouth or throat specimens, or nonpatient materials/inanimate objects.

Critical Calls: yes