Imperial Collage Healthcare

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


ransport/Storage
Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight


Turnaround Time
3 days


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