Bronchial culture, stain

Alphabetical Test listing

Bronchial culture, stain-6553

  
Bronchial culture, stain
  
6553
  
LAB6553
  
BRO
  
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
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
3 days
  

Culture and stain

  

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

  
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
  
11/30/2001
  
09/25/2019
  
03/06/2020