Does Epsom Salt Help With Joint Swelling And Fluid?

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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.


Alternative Names

Gram stain of joint fluid


How the test is performed

A sample of joint fluid is needed. For information on how this procedure is done, see joint fluid aspiration.

The fluid sample is sent to a lab where a small drop is placed in a very...

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