GRAM - Overview: Gram Stain

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: GRAM    
Gram Stain

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Identifying microorganisms in normally sterile body fluids


Screening sputum specimens for acceptability for bacterial culture 


Guiding initial antimicrobial therapy

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Conventional Gram Stain Procedure

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Gram Stain

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Gram Stain