Gram Stain Interpretation and Reporting *Redesigned

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

In Class




9:00am to 5:00pm


Diaram Deokharan, MSc, MLT, ART

Learner Outcomes

Gain invaluable hands-on experience preparing Gram stains. Recognize, distinguish, interpret and report various cellular and non-cellular morphologies from Gram stained clinical specimens from genitals, respiratory, wounds, body fluids, and cerebrospinal fluids.

Intended For

Practicing microbiology technologists, those who are re-entering the field, being cross-trained or wanting to upgrade their skills.


You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of this workshop.

Text Book

Not required


The Michener Institute, 222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, ON

Topics Covered

• Review of the Gram stain theory
• Quality control and trouble shooting
• Staining, reading and reporting smears from actual clinical specimens
• Demonstration smears on selected organisms• Gram stain technique as an evaluation tool to determine acceptability of specimens, e.g. sputum


Gram Stain Interpretation and Reporting (MI7116)


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