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Gram stain of pleural fluid

Gram stain of pleural fluid

Gram stain of pleural fluid: A Gram stain of pleural fluid is a microbiological procedure that selectively stains Gram positive bacteria with crystal violet; this test is used to determine if a suspected bacterial infection in the fluid surrounding the lungs is due to Gram positive or Gram negative bacteria, which can then aid the physician in choosing the proper antibiotic treatment before a bacterial culture is complete.

Symptoms Associated with Gram stain of pleural fluid

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Gram stain of pleural fluid:

Diseases Associated with Gram stain of pleural fluid

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Gram stain of pleural fluid:

  • Gram positive bacterial infection in the chest cavity
  • Gram negative bacterial infection in the chest cavity
  • Sarcoidosis

Basic Information: Gram stain of pleural fluid

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Gram stain of pleural fluid' may be involved.

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