24 - 48 hours
Bronchial Washing Cytology
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cytology
Tracheal Washing Cytology
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BAL for lipid (Oil Red-O): to detect the presence of lipid laden macrophages which are indicative of aspiration pneumonia and/or hemosiderin laden macrophages. Bronchial washing/BAL: to establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm, and to aid in the diagnosis of infectious diseases such as Cytomegalovirus, Aspergillus, and Pneumocystis carinii.
Interpretive report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Label a clean, leakproof rigid container with the patient's last, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier). Also indicate specific anatomic site. Place fresh specimen into the container. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition (one for each anatomic site), including pertinent patient history. Refrigerate specimens that cannot be delivered immediately and deliver as soon as possible. Do not allow specimen to freeze.