Test Details

Mnemonic

LEGSP

Ordering Code

3620900

CPT-4 Code(s)

87541, 87798

Specimen Information

Collect

Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)
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Specimen Preparation

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

SPECIMEN SOURCE REQUIRED.

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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).
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Tissue in optimal cutting temperature compound.
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Stability

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

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

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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