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Culture- Bacterial, BAL/Bronchoscopy

Components

Name Method Department Units
Culture, BAL/Bronchoscopy Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Battery Members

Culture, Gram Stain

Specimen Requirements

BAL, Bronchoscopy aspirate

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 12 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Specimen collected on swab.
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Culture includes Gram stain. If diagnosis is Cystic Fibrosis, do not order; order CFBAL (CPT 87070, 87205,87081x2) instead.

CPT Code

  • 87070
  • 87205