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  • Culture, Bronchial Alveolar Lavage (BAL) - Quantitative

Culture, Bronchial Alveolar Lavage (BAL) - Quantitative

Test ID LAB5053
EPIC Order
Quantitative Bronchial Culture
CPT Code(s) 87071
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: 60 ml Capped Syringe (NO NEEDLE); See Important Comments.
Gram Stain Yes
Fungal Direct Yes
Availability Routine: 24 hrs, 7 days/week
Turnaround Time 7 days
Reference Range

Deliver within 2 Hours of collection
Specify if from Cystic Fibrosis Patient;
Routine specimens on adults (non-CF) includes screen for Legionella
For non Bronchial obtained specimens refer to Culture, Non-Bronchial - Quantitative. For requests for fungal culture see Culture, Fungus, Pathogen. For requests for Nocardia, see either Culture, Fungus, Pathogen or Culture, AFB, Respiratory.

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on February 17, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514