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J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jun;48(6):2014-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02503-09. Epub 2010 Apr 21.

Clinical utility of an automated instrument for gram staining single slides.

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Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94304, USA. ejbaron@stanford.edu

Abstract

Gram stains of 87 different clinical samples were prepared by the laboratory's conventional methods (automated or manual) and by a new single-slide-type automated staining instrument, GG&B AGS-1000. Gram stains from either heat- or methanol-fixed slides stained with the new instrument were easy to interpret, and results were essentially the same as those from the methanol-fixed slides prepared as a part of the routine workflow. This instrument is well suited to a rapid-response laboratory where Gram stain requests are commonly received on a stat basis.

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20410348
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PMC2884531
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10.1128/JCM.02503-09
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