Gram Stain

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Gram stain Bacteriology $7.50
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
All Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F Same day
Specimen Requirements:    
Fluid in red top tube, sterile swab in transport media, tissues in individual sterile Whirl-PakĀ® bags; Do not send glass slides.
Collection Protocol:    
Aseptically obtained sample
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, leak proof container. Overnight or 2-day shipping is recommended.
Additional Information:    
The Gram stain technique is used to identify and classify bacterial cells into Gram-positive and Gram-negative rods.