Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)/washing for cytology

Alphabetical Test listing

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)/washing for cytology-6301

  
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)/washing for cytology
  
6301
  
LAB6301
  
APN
  
APN
Bronchial Washing
BAL for alveolar hemorrhage
BAL
  
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or bronchial washing
  
  1. Collect BAL or bronchial washing specimen directly into a labeled mucus trap or sterile Falcon vial/tube - 15mL.
  2. If Fungus/pneumocystis stain is also requested indicate "Cytology and fungus stain"
  

Submit entire specimen

NON-Metro hospitals/clinics, refrigerate for transport if for Cytology only. If specimen is to be shared with Microbiology DO NOT refrigerate.

For BAL for Alveolar Hemorrhage collect specimen as above and specify "BAL for Alveolar Hemorrhage".

  

Mucus Trap or

Falcon vial/tube - 15mL

  
  • Non-GYN Cytology request
  • Specify source/site as needed (e.g. LUL BR, Wash, LLL BAL)
  • Indicate pertinent clinical history/previous malignancy
  

Ambient

Refrigerated if for Cytology only

  
  • Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen
  • Unlabeled slide in a labeled slide container
  • Leaking specimen if label has been rendered unreadable
  • Slide broken beyond repair
  
AHL - Cytology: A
  
Daily
  
1 - 2 days
  

Microscopic examination

  

An interpretive report will be provided

  
88112 - Cytology
88312 - Fungus
  
04/03/2013
  
10/12/2018