Joint fluid Gram stain is a laboratory test to identify bacteria in a sample of joint fluid using a special series of stains (colors). The Gram stain method is one of the most commonly used methods to rapidly diagnose bacterial infections.
Gram stain of joint fluid
A sample of joint fluid is needed. For information on how this procedure is done, see
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