1 - 4 hours
Direct Smear, Bacteria
Direct Smear, Gram Stain
Smear, Gram Stain
GRAM STAIN ONLY
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To determine presence or absence of bacteria, yeast, white blood cells and/or clue cells.
Depends on site of specimen
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen according to instructions for routine culture of specific site. Send in aerobic transport; do not send in anaerobic transport. Refrigerate and send within 24 hours. Indicate specimen source and collection date/time.