Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cell Count and Diff
Label Mnemonic: BAL
Epic Lab Code: LAB1018
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Hematology
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Collection Medium:
Miscellaneous container; contact laboratory
Minimum:
1.0 mL
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
3 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Comments:
Includes nucleated cell count and a differential based upon the morphologic examination of a Wright's stained cytospin preparation. The cells are reported as number per μL of total nucleated cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, lining cells and a composite group of monocytes/histocytes/macrophages. These slides are retained For approximately two months.
Methodology:
Automated or manual cell count and Wright's Stain
CPT Code:
89051