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.
vaginalis: the Gram stain
for clue cells and the G.
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.
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
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.
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.