BRONCHIAL WASHINGS (INCLUDING BAL) FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS)
Test Code: NGCY
DO NOT ADD ANY FIXATIVE.
Differential descriptive report can be preformed on request.
Include all pertinent clinical information.
Transport specimen to lab immediately.
Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay.
Volume: Minimum 20mL preferred
Submit Specimen: FRESH
Bronchial Washings and Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) are collected by aspiration or lavage with a small amount of physiologic saline solution.
A descriptive report will be issued
0800-1630 HSC; 0800-1600 SBH; 0800-1615 WL
All specimens must be properly labeled with appropriate patient identification. All specimens must be accompanied by a fully completed Non-Gynecological Cytology requisition. Pertinent information including patient demographics, clinical history, physician’s name, and specimen type is required as per DSM Specimen Acceptance Policy 10-50-03. See also Cytology specific requirements within policy.