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DIFFERENTIAL CELL COUNT (BAL)

Synonym(s):

​BAL CELL COUNT     

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

 1.Collect specimen in a clean container.
 2.BAL specimen for differential cell count should be transported at 4°C (e.g. on ice) and delivered within 1 hour following retrieval of the specimen.
 3.BAL specimens retrieved should not be frozen and/or not transported with dry ice for BAL cellular analyses.
 4.See Non-Gynaecological smear, fluid and Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) - General Instruction for details.
 5.A cytology request form that is completely and properly filled up - see the request form for details.

Storage and Transport

Method

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​90 % of the cases reported within 2 working days and 100% of cases reported within 7 working days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

Remarks

Change History Notes

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