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Bronchial Washing/Broncho-alveolar Lavage - Microscopy and Culture

Ordering information:

This includes Microscopy, general bacteria and AFB culture only. In EMR all additional tests must be ordered separately.

Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
RMC
Specimen types:
Bronchial Washings
Broncho-alveolar Lavage
Container types:
Respiratory aspiration potRespiratory aspiration pot
Collection Instructions:
Specimen must not spend >30 minutes at RT
2-8 deg required if transport delayed > 30 mins
Notes:

 

 

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
5-7 days
Laboratory Use Only

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