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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.
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