Test Details

Mnemonic

LEGCQ

Ordering Code

3424070

CPT-4 Code(s)

87081

Specimen Information

Collect

Bronchial washings
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Specimen Preparation

Send 3.0 mL bronchial washings refrigerated in an IATA-approved screw-capped plastic container.
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Alternate Specimen

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

2.0 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Room temperature specimens, frozen specimens or specimens in M4
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
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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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