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BRONCHIAL WASHINGS ASPIRATE CYTOLOGY

Mnemonic

CYTO BRONCH

Synonym

Respiratory Tract Cytology

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Fill the bronchus in question to its carina with normal saline. Aspirate the washing, label the container with the patient's name, date of birth and site of procurement. Submit in bronchial trap or in 120.0 mL sterile container with lid.

Handling

Aliquots for appropriate cultures should be submitted to Microbiology before transporting to the Cytology department. Specimen may be left unfixed. If delay is unavoidable, refrigeration is required. Each specimen container must be labeled with patient name, date of birth and specimen site.

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

2-3 days

Method

Pap stain/microscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:42 AM


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