Test Catalog

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

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Infective Endocarditis: Diagnostic Testing for Identification of Microbiological Etiology in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

Conventional Gram Stain Procedure

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


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Gram Stain

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

Gram Stain