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Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Lipid-Laden Macrophages
Synonyms: BAL, lung fluid
Specimen Type: Washing
Container Type: 120 mL clean plastic specimen containers. NO FIXATIVE.
Collection Procedure: Click here to see collection instructions.
Required Info: Complete the Incyte Request Form with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history.
Specimen Stability: If transport will be delayed, refrigerate the specimen. NO FIXATIVE.
Unacceptable Specimen: Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in fixative.
Limitations: Adequacy
Department: Cytology
Method: Monolayer
Turn Around: 24 - 48 hours from submission
Performed: Monday - Friday
Test Includes: Processing, examination and interpretive report
Retention: Specimen 7 days. Slides 10 years
CPT Code: 88112 Monolayer, 88305 Cytology Cell Block

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