Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
     Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 100003         Geisinger Epic ID: 17605

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Bronchoalveolar lavage
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Non-sterile specimen container
Specimen required:
Lavage specimen.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Collect 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 laboratory.
Rejection criteria:
Inadequate patient identifiers on specimen, unlabeled specimen, discrepancy between patient specimen and requisition information, improper collection.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
88108
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:
Cytologic evaluation.
Methodology:
Microscopic Examination
Synonyms:
CELL COUNT FOR DIFFERENTIAL, BAL
BAL, BAL FOR DIFFERENTIAL CELL COUNT
BRONCH LAVAGE, CELL COUNT DIFF
CYTOLOGY, BAL FOR CYTOLOGY
Clinical significance:
For detection and characterization of malignancy; identification of some microbiologic pathogens (viral, fungal) and detection of lipid-containing macrophages and iron-laden macrophages (may require specific collection guidelines; see individual tests).
Doctoral Director(s:)
Steven Meschter M.D.    
Review Date: 12/13/2018

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

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Rebecca Havice  
Frequency: Monday-Friday    
Performed stat?

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical specialist: Vanessa Green    
Frequency: Monday-Friday 1st shift    
Performed stat? No
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