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Dr. Shreya Gupta
BDS, MDS - Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
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Stain, Gram

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What is Stain, Gram?

Gram stain is a specialized method of staining to distinguish bacterial species into two groups. These groups are known as Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.

Why is Stain, Gram done?

  1. To detect the presence of bacteria in a sample taken from the site of a suspected infection
  2. To identify the general type of bacteria in a sample taken from the site of a suspected infection
  3. To generally classify bacteria grown in culture so that further identification tests can be performed and appropriate treatment given



For over a hundred years, human pathology has been one of the keystones of medicine and rightly so at SRL, we offer our patients world-class Pathology services because their well-being is of the utmost importance to us. Pathology is quite simply the scientific study of the overall response of your body to any foreign influence, i.e., disease. Actually, we use this knowledge to diagnose & subsequently treat your ailment. What we basically do is carefully compare the normal structure and function...
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