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Contaminated Gram Stain Solution

Contamination of the staining solutions rarely occurs, but should be suspected when smears repeatedly contain the same organisms, and these organisms do not grow or are inconsistent with the clinical picture.

Yeast and gram-negative bacilli are the most frequently identified stain contaminants.