Gram – Wound: 4+ (>10/oif) neutrophils, 4+ (>50/oif) gram negative bacilli (Vibrio vulnificus) – Shipped May 11, 2020 – FINAL RESULT
A simulated wound swab sample collected from a 36 year old male traveler with foot injury was sent to category A and C1 laboratories.
Participants were expected to report the presence of neutrophils and gram negative bacilli.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from G201
- The Gram stain can provide useful initial information to clinicians, that taken in the light of other findings and the clinical history may help guide therapy.
- The presence of epithelial cells in the smear of a wound swab may be interpreted as indicating contamination and lessens the value of the microscopy report.