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MYCOLOGY CULTURE, TRACHEAL, TRANSTRACHEAL, BRONCHIAL ASPIRATE, OR BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE (BAL)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code FCR
Performed by? Microbiology (Mycology)
Sendout? no
Price range $$
In House Availability Mon. - Fri., day shift
Principle Specimens are plated to culture media that support the growth of fungi. Negative cultures are reported in 4 weeks. Positive cultures are reported when fungi are recovered.
Container type sterile screw-cap container
Sample type tracheal, transtracheal, bronchial aspirate or bronchoalveolar lavage.
Synonyms BAL (Bronchoalveolar Lavage) Culture;Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) Culture;Fungus Culture, Trans-Tracheal Aspirate
Stability Deliver to the Microbiology Laboratory (2M33) as soon as possible or hold at 4°C until delivery.

References Isenberg, HD (ed), Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Vol. 1, ASM Press, Washington DC, 1992.
CPT coding 87102
Last Updated 1/16/2009 12:34:26 PM
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