Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  


Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 100003         Geisinger Epic ID: 17605

Specimen type:
Fresh bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimen (do not add fixative).
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Fresh lavage specimens. Do not add fixative.
Special notes:
Note on requisition: Determine presence of lipid-laden macrophages.

Specimen processing instructions:
Collect bronch lavage specimen in sterile specimen container. Label with two patient identifiers. DO NOT add fixative. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature. Refrigerate if delay in delivery to the laboratory.
Rejection criteria:
Inadequate patient identifiers on specimen, unlabeled specimen, discrepancy between patient specimen and requisition information, improper collection. Specimen with fixative added.

CPT code(s):
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Special stain for Oil-Red-O to detect lipid vacuoles in the pulmonary macrophages.
Oil Red O Stain, Cytology
Fat stain
Lipid laden macrophages
Bronchoalveolar lavage
Clinical significance:
For detection and characterization of lipid-laden macrophages (Oil-Red-O).
Doctoral Director(s:)
Sara Monaco MD    
Review Date: 11/10/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Michele Zelonis
Frequency: Monday-Friday
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Lisa DiPippa    
Frequency: Monday-Friday    
Performed stat? No
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