CULTURE, BAL, QUANTITATIVE (BALC)

Message
Includes gram stain

Test Code
LAB2112

Alias/See Also
BALC

CPT Codes
87071

Preferred Specimen
Bronchial Alveolar Lavage

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Transport Container
Sterile container

Transport Temperature
Room temperature; transport to lab immediately.



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