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Bronchoscopy Culture and Gram Stain
0060700
Ordering Recommendation

Identify potential bacterial cause of pneumonia.

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.
Submit With Order
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive
UUHSC Testing OnlyUUHSC Testing Only
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Disease Topics
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 NameLOINC
0060700Culture, Bronchoscopy
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