BRONCHIAL WASHINGS ASPIRATE CYTOLOGY
Respiratory Tract Cytology
Specimen Collection Requirements
Fill the bronchus in question to its carina with normal saline. Aspirate the washing, label the container as to site of procurement and patient name. Submit in bronchial trap or in 120.0 mL sterile container with lid.
Aliquots for appropriate cultures should be submitted to Microbiology before transporting to the Cytology department. Specimen may be left unfixed. If delay is unavoidable, refrigeration is required. Each specimen container must be labeled with patient name and specimen site.
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
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