60412:BRONCH BRUSH/BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE (BAL) CULTURE, ANAEROBIC CULTURE QUALITATIVE & GRAM STAIN

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60412:BRONCH BRUSH/BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE (BAL) CULTURE, ANAEROBIC CULTURE QUALITATIVE & GRAM STAIN
Methodology: Culture, Microscopic Exam
Edit Date: 1/10/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Preliminary at days 1, 2, 3, 4. Final at 5 days.
CPT Code: 87070 / 87075 / 87205
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Bronch brush in 1 mL sterile saline. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in anaerobic transport system, suction trap, or other sterile container.
Stability: Bronch brush stable 2 hours ambient. BAL in anaerobic transport system stable 24 hours ambient. Other containers stable 2 hours ambient. All specimen types unstable frozen.
Standard Volume: Bronch brush: 1 mL. BAL: 2 mL.
Minimum Volume: Bronch brush: 1 mL. BAL: 1 mL.
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: Potential pathogens will be identified. Susceptibility testing will be done if appropriate. Additional charges will be added for these tests.
Rejection Criteria: Unsterile container; delayed transport; frozen specimen.

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