Test Details

Mnemonic

LEGCQ

Ordering Code

3424070

CPT-4 Code(s)

87081

Specimen Information

Collect

Bronchial washings

Specimen Preparation

Send 3.0 mL bronchial washings refrigerated in a screw capped plastic container.

Alternate Specimen

Sputum, biopsy, pleural fluid, lung tissue, nasopharyngeal wash or tracheal wash. Call lab for transport information.

Minimum Volume

2.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Room temperature specimens, frozen specimens or specimens in M4

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Conventional Isolation and Identification Techniques
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Reference Range

Not isolated
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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