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Test Code SGRAM Gram Stain, LAB250

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

See individual culture listings for appropriate specimen.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No organism seen or normal flora (dependent on specimen source)

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Differential Stain of Bacteria from Clinical Specimens/Microscopic

Note: Most bacterial cultures include a primary gram stain as part of the test. Exceptions would be #SCURIN Culture, Urine; #SCCTIP Culture, Catheter Tip; and #SCSTL Culture, Stool.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87205