Test Code: BALCT
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.
3 hours at RT (15-25°C)
24 hours Refrigerated (2-8°C)
Please include the volume instilled and the volume recovered.
Monday - Friday
BAL Cell Count;LAVCT
Varies depending on age