Cell Count, Bronchial Lavage Fluid

Last Modified: 11/13/2019 9:44:05 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes: Please contact PHL Client Response at 266-1500 (Option 2) to request a Stat courier pick up
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

20.0 mL Bronchial Lavage Fluid in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Collection Instructions: Order must include the site and/or source of collection

Do not centrifuge specimen
Minimum Volume: 10.0 mL Broncial Lavage Fluid
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 24 hours Refrigerated
Reference Range:

No Reference Range Established

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: If WBC is = or > 5 cells/cumm a fluid differential will be reflexed and charged

If Lymphocyte on Fluid Differential = or > 15%, Flow Cytometry CD4:CD8 ratio test (FLHSR) will be reflexed and charged.
Methodology: Microscopic Exam / Instrument Count
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: FCELL
EPIC Test Code: LAB209
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: R 86360

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