Gram Stain

CPT Code

87205

Specimen Type

Blood/Wound

Container Type

ESWAB (Wound)/ Blood Culture Bottle (Blood)

Stability

24 hours Room Temperature

Handling Instructions

Do not refrigerate

Clinical Notes

The Gram stain is used by technologists as the first step in the identification of bacteria grown in culture. It is the initial step on providing the physician information about a specimen before it is cultured.