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  Cytology, Bronchial Washing Specimen Type:
  also known as Bronchial Washing Cytology, Bronchioloalveolar Lavage (BAL) Other

CYTOPATHOLOGY

Specimen requirements: N/A
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: N/A
Absolute minimum amount: N/A
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient name, Medical Record and Patient numbers.
Request test on form: Cytopathology ( 151-805 )
Order/entry screen(s):  N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Weekdays
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 2 working days
For Hillcrest deliver to: Cytopathology : 2nd Floor, Cytology Laboratory,
  room 2-113
For Thornton deliver to: Thornton Laboratory : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Collect in a sterile container and send fresh to the laboratory. A Cytopathology requisition form must be filled out completely to include pertinent clinical history and the requesting physician's pid number. The routine silver stain run is scheduled for 9am. Specimens for the routine 9am silver stain run must be received in the laboratory by no later than 8:30am. After 8:30am they will be stained the following working day at 9am unless it is requested to be a "rush" case. For "rush" or "same day" cases to include those for silver stain the specimen must be received by the laboratory at Hillcrest no later than 12:30pm and "rush" written on the requisition form with the pager number of the requesting physician. Write, "rule out fungus and/or pnuemocystis carinii" if these organisms are suspected.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A