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Respiratory tract culture

Lab Code :

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
  • Bronchial washing (BW)
  • Tracheal aspirate (TA)

Sample Required
Bronchial/tracheal fluid

Sample Container
Sterile universal container (not sputum trap container)

Sample Volume
2 mL

Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight

Turnaround Time
3 days

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