Laboratory Services

Bronchoalveolar Lavage

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Synonym(s)

BAL, lung fluid, Bronchial Wash

Test ID

NON-O

Specimen Type

Washing

Specimen Requirements

Cytology fixative in a specimen container

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Required Information

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.

Stability

Maintain the specimen at room temperature if specimen in fixative. If saline was used, refrigerate until pick-up.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block.

Department (code)

Cytology

Estimated TAT

13 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule

Monday–Friday

Retention

Specimen: 7 days.
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code(s)

88112 – Monolayer
88305 – Cytology Cell Block