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Bronchial Alveolar Lavage, Including T cell subsets


Name Method Department Units
BAL, Including T Subsets Flow cytometry
Manual microscopy
Core Lab, Flow Cytometry %

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Cell Count, Cytology, T cell subsets by flow

Specimen Requirements

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Frozen specimen


Testing of specimens received greater than 24 hours after collection may be acceptable with the approval of the pathologist. Includes cell count with cytology and special stains if indicated by pathologist. Includes exam for lipid laden macrophages. Samples submitted for T-cell subset immunophenotyping will require pathologist approval for weekend-testing. Testing for CD25 (CPT 88185), in addition to the T-cell subsets, is available for lung transplant patients. Contact the Flow Cytometry Lab (614-722-5482) for more information.

CPT Code

  • 88184
  • 88185 (x4)
  • 89050