Bronchial culture, stain-6553

Test info

  
Bronchial culture, stain
  
6553
  
LAB6553
  
BRO

Specimen

  
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
  
  

Submit entire specimen

  

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  
Bronchial wash or brushing
  

Ambient - 2 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container

Performance

  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
3 days
  

Culture and stain

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.

Billing

  
87070
87205

Additional CPT codes (if appropriate):
87186 - Sensitivities
87077 - ID
This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
09/25/2019
  
12/07/2021