Diagnostic Test Directory

Division of Anatomic Pathology

Cytology, BAL for Pneumocystis Pneumoniae, Hemosiderin or Lipid Macrophages

  • LIS Mnemonic: CF (in PTH menu)

    Collect

    Leukens or red top tube

    Volume Required

    1 ml

    Minimum Required

    0.5 ml

    Transport

    Room temperature

    Stability

    N/A

    Unacceptable conditions

    Cytology specimen can not be left at room temp for more than 1 hour.

Days Performed

Monday - Friday 0800-1700 after hours see remarks

Reported

2-3 hours, same day or next day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

88108 cytopathology fluid conc; 88312 special stain 1; 88313 x 2 special stain 2

Methodology

Cytology

 

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