Bronchial Aspriate

Bronchial Aspirate Culture

Test Name:  

Bronchial Aspirate Culture

Alternate Name (s):  


Laboratory Module:  


Ordering Mnemonic:  


Use the free text comment section  to define the exact location of where the specimen was obtained from for a more accurate processing of the specimen.

Under the source section select either: Left or Right and Upper or Lower, this gives a more accurate description of where the specimen was obtained from.


Specimen Type:   

Bronchial washing

Collection Container:  

Sterile Container or an endotracheal suction tube


Collection Information:  

The physician will collect this specimen.

Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:  


Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:  

As growth is detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.

Lab Process Notes :  

Specimen will also be sent out to public health for TB and FUNGUS testing.

Storage & Transport:  

Specimen should be refrigerated until the specimen can be transported to the lab. Bacterial counts are not valid if the specimen has been left at room temperature.

Test Referred to :   

On site, BGH laboratory

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