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Gram stain of urethral discharge

Gram stain of urethral discharge

Overview

The gram stain procedure is a method of staining microorganisms on a slide using crystal violet to be viewed later under a microscope.

Review Date 10/8/2018

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.