Bronchioloalveolar Lavage Cytology

CPT CODE: 88112, 88108, 88312, 88313, 88104

SYNONYMS: Bronchial lavage, pneumocystis study, CMV study.

TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation, special stains on request

DEPARTMENT: Cytology

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: >2mL fresh fluid in clean leak proof container with no fixative added.

TESTING SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 08:00 - 15:30.  Turnaround time: 2 working days. (For exceptions, see Cytology Lab Introductory Section)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON EXPEDITED PROCESSING, REFER TO CYTOLOGY LAB INTRODUCTORY SECTION.

REFERENCE INTERVAL: Normal cells, absence of organisms.