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Test Code Gram Stain Only Gram Stain Only

Biohazard Infectious

Clinical System Name

Gram Stain Only


Bacterial Stain



Includes Gram Stain only, and should only be ordered on stool and urine samples. For samples from other sites, please order the appropriate culture (which includes gram stain). 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Culture Specimen

Container: Sterile Container

Preferred Vol: N/A

Minimum Vol: N/A

Processing Instructions


CPA: Send sample to Microbiology for processing.  If the sample is shared and only one tube, syringe or other container is received, affix shared sample label and send entire sample plus requisition to Microbiology.


Off-site collection: Off-site Children's Lab locations should refrigerate sample and send to SCH Micro for slide preparation and staining.



Temp Time
Room temp 2 hours
Refrigerated 24
Frozen N



Procedure Performed Turn Around Time (TAT)
Gram Stain 24/7

2 hours




Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory



Microbiology Laboratory

CPT Codes


Notifiable Result

See Link below for Notifiable Conditions for WA state labs:


See Link below for PDF of phone numbers for Local Health jurisdictions (by County) in WA State:

Reporting Information

Final Report: 24 hours