Collect BAL fluid in a sterile container without preservative.
Onsite [NJH]: Transport to lab within 1 hour.
Preferred volume: 2 mL
Minimum volume: 2 mL
Offsite: Send sample Priority Overnight via FedEx in a well insulated container.
Please include the volume instilled and the volume recovered.
Monday - Friday
Immunology Lab - Phenotyping Assays
BAL Cell Count
Neutrophils: 1.5 - 2.1%
Eosinophils: 0.3 - 0.5%
Lymphocytes: 8.9 - 10.1%