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Bronchial Wash Differential
Bronch Wash, Bronchial Wash, BW
Sterile, capped container
10-20mL preferred sample volume. Samples must arrive within 24 hours of collection. Only send specimens Monday through Thursday.
|Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions||
Store refrigerated. Transport to lab as soon as possible.
Refrigerated: 24 hours
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
Improper labeling, quantity not sufficient for analysis, specimen received frozen or room temperature, specimen received more than 24 hours old, specimen collected in improper container, clotted specimen
Monday - Friday
% neutrophil, % lymphocyte, % macrophage, % eosinophil, % basophil, % squamous epithelial, % bronchial epithelial, bacteria, fungi, color, clarity
|Minimum Sample Volume||