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Gram stain of sputum

Gram stain of sputum

Gram stain of sputum: A gram stain of sputum is a microbiological procedure that selectively stains Gram positive bacteria with crystal violet; this test is used to determine if lung secretions (sputum) are infected with Gram positive or Gram negative bacteria, which can then aid the physician in choosing the appropriate antibiotic treatment before a bacterial culture is complete.

Symptoms Associated with Gram stain of sputum

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

Diseases Associated with Gram stain of sputum

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

  • Gram positive bacterial infection
  • Gram negative (e.g. Pseudomonas aeruginosa) bacterial infection

Basic Information: Gram stain of sputum

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 sputum' may be involved.

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