Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB4098             Geisinger Epic ID: 17605

Specimen type:
Bronchial Washing
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Non-sterile specimen container
Specimen required:
Bronchial wash in specimen container.

Specimen processing instructions:
Obtain bronchial washing and collect in specimen container. 
Transport temperature:
Rejection criteria:
Inadequate patient identifiers on specimen, unlabeled specimen, discrepancy between patient specimen and requisition information, improper collection.

CPT code(s):
88112, 88305
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:
Microscopic examination of ThinPrep Pap-stained slide and cell block preparation.
Microscopic Examination
Bronch wash, bronchoscopic washing
Clinical significance:
Adequate bronchial washings should contain large numbers of well-preserved bronchial lining cells with as little contaminating oral and upper airway material as possible. For the detection and characterization of bronchoscopically visible premalignant/malignant pulmonary lesions; for the identification of some microbiologic pathogens (primarily viral and fungal).
Doctoral Director(s:)
Sara Monaco MD    
Review Date: 12/23/2022

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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