23450:BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE CELL COUNT

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23450:BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE CELL COUNT
Methodology: Hemacytometer cell count and Wright’s stain of cytocentrifuged preparation for nucleated cell differential.
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 89051
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Bronchoalveolar (lung) washing. Submit entire specimen to lab. Do not use Cytolite preservative if flow studies may be performed. Refrigerate.
Handling: Send to lab immediately.
Stability: 24 hours refrigerated. Unstable ambient or frozen.
Transport: Refrigerate and send to lab immediately.
Rejection Criteria: Frozen specimen.