Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Bronchial Washing Culture

  • LIS Mnemonic: CRDG

    Collect

    Bronchial washings in a sterile leak-proof screw cap container

    Volume Required

    1 - 5mLs

    Minimum Required

    1 mL

    Transport

    Send to laboratory immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Up to 2 hours after collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    Refrigerated specimen

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updates Daily Until Final

CPT

87070

Methodology

Culture