Bronchoscopy Culture and Gram Stain
0060700
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

UUHSC Testing OnlyUUHSC Testing Only

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Mnemonic
MC BAL
Methodology
Quantitative Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Preliminary: 1 day
Final: Negative at 2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lower respiratory material by bronchoscopy (BAL fluid or protected brush specimens).  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer fluids to a sterile container.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on pathogens greater then 10,000 CFU/mL.
Interpretive Data
Note
Gram stain, identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87071
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060700Culture, Bronchoscopy
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