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Cytology - Bronchial Brushing, Washing & BAL (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Bronchial Brushing for Cytology
Bronchial Washing for Cytology
BAL for Cytology
Bronchio Alveolar Lavage for Cytology
Laboratory:Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:CYT
Medicare rebatable:No
Specimen Types:Bronchial Washings
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Container Types:
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Collection & Request Instructions:

Bronchial brushing smears.

 

Please place smears in fixative immediately before they have a chance to dry in air. White plastic Coplin jars and green alcohol fixative solution are available from the Cytology laboratory.

 

Bronchial Washings and Bronchoalveolar lavages.

 

These specimens require no fixative to be added, but need to be sent to Pathology Central specimen collection without delay.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Use Esky from SDMH or CGMC to Alfred
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature