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Bronchial wash/lavage cytology
 
Test Synonyms:
Bronchial wash/lavage cytology
 
Lab:
Cytopathology
Inpatient Req:
Cytology (#10299)  
Outpatient Req:
Cytology (#10299)  
Specimen:
5-25 ml of fresh sample in a clean, dry container.
Result Time:
24-48 hours  
Reference Interval:
Negative  
Important Information:
Label container with patient's full name and medical record number. Deliver as soon as possilbe, refrigerate if delayed longer than one hour. The need for special stains/tests will be determined by the pathologist.

Last Reviewed on 7/21/2014