Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for LIPID LADEN MACROPHAGE INDEX for OIL RED O- Respiratory and Exfoliative Samples for Cytology

Test Name: LIPID LADEN MACROPHAGE INDEX for OIL RED O- Respiratory and Exfoliative Samples for Cytology
Alternate Name(s): Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for LLM -Oil Red O
Laboratory: Cytopathology-UH
Specimen Type: Non-gynecological: Respiratory BAL
Collection Information: Sample must be received FRESH (NO fixative)
Requisition:  CYTOLOGY REQUISITION- Non Gynecological Area
Test Schedule: Weekdays
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
Within one week
Stat
One day
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2019-06-07
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Clinical history is an important component for diagnostic interpretation.
Special Processing: Fixed specimens will not be processed for Oil Red O. The total fresh specimen volume should not exceed one orange top specimen container.
Comments: Specimens procured at VH- CALL ext. 55410 to alert the cytotechnologist.
DELIVER fresh sample directly to VH, Rm. D2-700, Pathology Attention: CYTOLOGY
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required: Fresh samples must be shipped directly to the laboratory, ideally within an hour of procurement.
Storage & Shipment: Fresh samples must be delivered to the laboratory, ideally within an hour of procurement.
Specimen container must be labeled with patient identification, specimen type previous to transport.
Transport all specimens in a biohazard transport bag with the specimen in the ziploc area separating the requisition in the side pocket.
System Codes: 
Cerner
 
 
Referred To:  

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