BRONCHIAL WASH CYTOLOGY (NGY)
: Bronchial Lavage, BAL, BW
: Call Lab for assistance at 615-322-2721
: Clean specimen container - (Glass containers will not be accepted.)
: 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
: 100 mL is optimal
: Obtain as much as clinical judgement allows
: Room temperature if delivered to lab within 2 hours of collection; refrigerate if specimen cannot be in lab within 2 hours. Call lab for assistance at 615-322-2721.
Reasons for Rejection
: Mislabeled specimen, specimen received in a glass container, received in syringes with needles attached, specimen leaked out in transit, insufficient fluid for processing.
: Monday - Friday; Closed on major holidays
: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
: 48 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.
: Need patient history of prior or suspected malignancy; i.e., carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, etc.
: State location of specimen
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