From the time of the blood draw, the Gram stain
was reported an average of 23.
Slide preparation: The variability of specimen sources requiring the gram stain
has made standardized automation of sample preparation (the application of sample material to a microscopic slide) unfeasible thus far.
1] ]The VENTANA Gram Stain
Kit is being launched as a US Class I exempt/ CE-IVD product.
From a clinical standpoint, this case displayed the classical signs and symptoms of a bacterial meningococcal disease with the exception of the negative Gram stain
and culture results.
Diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis by direct Gram stain
of vaginal fluid.
But the most significant part of the Gram stain
is the presence of a homogenous distribution of bacteria, not a collection for three to five different types of organisms.
gonorrhoeae, along with Trichomonas vaginalis wet preps and genital Gram stains
performed on patients seen in an emergency department between January 2004 and December 2004.
All 31 patients had Gram stain
and culture performed on the CSF sample.
The researchers also examined Pap smears and a recently developed colorimetric pH test, which take less time and require less specialized personnel than the Gram stain
, as alternative tools for diagnosing bacterial vaginosis.
meningosepticum infection when Gram-negative bacilli are detected by Gram stain
or culture, in immunocompromised patients, especially premature neonates, and when host tissue integrity has been disrupted through instrumentation or internal placement of medical or surgical devices.
(Figure, C) and a modified acid-fast stain (Figure, D) revealed gram-positive, partially acid-fast filamentous organisms branching at right angles within the eosinophilic material consistent with Nocardia organisms.
To assure that specimens were sputum, not saliva, the laboratory was instructed to gram stain