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Bronchoalveolar Lavage, SCCA patient

Clinical System Name

None specified

Synonyms

BAL, SCCA Patient
Bronchial Aspirate, SCCA patient
Bronchial Washing, SCCA patient

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Bronchoalveolar Lavage/Bronchial Aspirate

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol: Several mLs divided into aliquots.

Minimum Vol: None specified

 

Note: Notify SCCA Pathology in advance of procedure (206) 288-1355. Pulmonary physicians should divide specimen for pathology, microbiology, and virology. If applicable, specify sites on sample and paperwork. Send specimens to the Lab immediately. Keep at room temperature.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: BAL samples will be sent to SCCA pathology for SCCA patients. Samples for Microbiology and Virology Labs will stay on CHRMC campus. Samples from different sites will be pooled for all tests unless otherwise specified.

Day shift: time stamp all paperwork. If there are fewer aliquots than requisitions, consult CHRMC Lab SCCA coordinator. Order VIR SPEC and deliver Micro samples as usual. Deliver SCCA/FH sample(s) and paperwork to SCCA coordinator immediately. After hours (5 pm): Refer to the "After hours specimen flow sheet" located in the specimen handling manual on CPA bookshelf. SCCA Pathology after hours: (206) 559-6195 or (206) 994-3755.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Must be scheduled with SCCA pathology (M-F 0730 - 1730). SCCA pathology on call at all other times. Preliminary results within 2 hrs of sample receipt

 

Performing Laboratory

SCCA Pathology

Department

Department:

SCCA Pathology

825 Eastlake Ave E, Room 1201
Seattle, WA
 

Phone Number: (206) 288-1355

 

 

 

 

Reference Range

None specified

 

 

 

 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

CPT code

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: None specified
Reference Test Number:

None specified

Instructions:

Specimen must be received by SCCA Path Lab by 5 pm M-F.