Gram stain

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Synonyms for Gram stain

a staining technique used to classify bacteria

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Thus, 76 patients were gram stain positive, were culture positive also and 14 patients were both gram stain and culture negative.
Even with an improved potential TAT for CNS infection diagnosis, many cases of acute meningitis/encephalitis are Gram stain and CSF culture negative.
KEY WORDS: Nocardial pneumonia, BAL fluid, Gram stain
However, laboratory staff able to process blood cultures and interpret Gram stain results may not always be present when a positive blood culture is initially detected.
Diagnostic accuracy of quantitative real-time PCR assay versus clinical and Gram stain identification of bacterial vaginosis.
At present, there is no definitive test that can confirm or exclude bacterial meningitis in patients with CSF findings that are consistent with a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis, but in whom the CSF Gram stain and culture results are negative.
Gram stain reagents (crystal violet, Lugol's iodine, ethanol, safranin)
Thus, a total of 601 vaginal smears from the same number of women were included in the study and subjected to Nugent scoring using Gram stain examination.
A gram stain from a sterile swab of the wound yielded no organisms.
has introduced its GENIII MicroStation, a new benchtop microbiology system that performs testing of gram negative and gram positive bacteria using a common panel and a one minute set-up protocol, with no gram stain, pretests or follow-on tests required.
Gram stain of the bulla fluid showed pleomorphic, gram-positive bacilli and a few leukocytes.
A very quick and helpful test is the Gram stain, which is part of the sputum culture.
Because our participants met all 4 Amsel criteria and Gram stain criteria for diagnosis, their Gram stain scores were high, and no patient at any center was excluded because of severe symptoms, we do not believe our findings are limited to milder cases.
In 502 visits (33%), physicians used a DNA probe without a Gram stain, 68 visits (5%) included a Gram stain without a DNA probe, and 941 visits (62%) included both a Gram stain and a DNA probe to detect sexually transmitted infections.