Test Details

Mnemonic

LEGSP

Ordering Code

3620900

CPT-4 Code(s)

87541, 87798

Specimen Information

Collect

Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)

Specimen Preparation

Send 2.0 mL BAL in a sterile screw capped plastic container or in viral transport media (Microtest M4).

SPECIMEN SOURCE REQUIRED.

Alternate Specimen

Bronchial brushings, nasopharyngeal swab, sputum, tracheal aspirates or pleural fluid. Fresh tissue in sterile screw capped container or paraffin embedded tissue block. (Tissue samples run with disclaimer).

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Tissue in optimal cutting temperature compound.

Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 6 months

Paraffin embedded tissue:
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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