Gram stain, direct smear

Test Methodology:

Manual Staining


Running Day:

Daily


Turn Around Time:

Routine: 24 hours

STAT: 2 hours 

For all samples received within Microbiology operating hours (7am-6pm)


Specimen Requirement:

any specimen collected in a sterile container or smear


Patient Preparation:

None


Special Considerations:

None


Unit Conducting the Service:

Microbiology