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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
BAL Galactomannan ( Bronchoalveolar lavage)
Sample
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Sample container
Sterile sputum pot 60ml or sterile universal container
Volume required
Minimum 15 ml
Discipline
Microbiology
Clinical notes
Please specify nature of immunocompromise and if patient receiving antifungal treatment. 
Please ensure a serum blood sample has also been sent for Galactomannan testing.
Turn around time
10 days
Referral laboratory (if applicable)
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Last modified: 02/08/2017