Gram – Deep Wound: 3+ (6-10/oif) neutrophils and 3+ (11-50/oif) gram negative coccobacilli (Pasteurella multocida) – Shipped February 13, 2018 –
A simulated deep wound sample collected from a 57 year old male with dog bite was sent to category A, B, C, and C1 laboratories.
Participants were expected to report the presence of neutrophils and gram negative bacilli .
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from G174
- Accurate Gram stain reporting provides rapid diagnostic information that is helpful to clinicians.
- The Gram stain of Pasteurella multocida shows gram negative bacilli or coccobacilli.