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BRONCHIAL WASH CYTOLOGY (NGY)

Department: Cytology
Test Synonym(s): Bronchial Lavage, BAL, BW
CPT Codes: 88112
Methodology: Call Lab for assistance at 615-322-2721
Tube Type: Clean specimen container - No glass containers will be accepted.
Specimen: Fresh specimen. Fixative may be added if specimen cannot be refrigerated during transport or cannot be delivered within 2 hours. Call lab for assistance: 615-322-2721
Volume: As much as can be collected
Minimum Volume: 3 cc
Reasons for Rejection: Mislabeled specimen and/or requisition
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
TAT: 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) for cases without cell block or special stains; cases with cell block or special stains may require a longer turn-around time.

Special Instructions: Please provide patient history of malignancy. Must state body site. Please call the lab at 615-322-2721 if this is the first time sending specimen or to confirm proper collection and shipping instructions

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