Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
Culture, Gram Stain
BAL, Bronchoscopy aspirate
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Room temperature - 12 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
- Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
Reasons for Rejection
- Specimen collected on swab.
- Not received within specified time frame
Culture includes Gram stain. If diagnosis is Cystic Fibrosis, do not order; order CFBAL (CPT 87070, 87205,87081x2) instead.