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Bronchial alveolar lavage
|Specimen Requirements||Submit saline lavage in a sterile container or sterile specimen trap.
Submit tissue/biopsy specimens in sterile distilled water in a
Transport as a PRIORITY specimen: must be received at the DSC within 2 hours of receipt in the RRL.If stored, keep at 4°C.
Prioritize multiple test requests by indicating #1, #2, etc. on the requisition.
Submit requests for clinical Legionella investigation from non-Calgary clients to the Provincial Laboratory. Complete a Provincial Laboratory requisition.
Data enter as: PLNON (LEGIONC for shared samples only).
|Testing Location||CLS Microbiology|