BRONCHIAL WASHINGS ASPIRATE CYTOLOGY

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 as to site of procurement and patient name. 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 and specimen site.

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Method

Pap stain/microscopy

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:01 AM