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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cellular Pathology

Alert Coronavirus / COVID-19

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Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Bronchial washings / bronchoalveolar lavage

Specimen / container requirements

  • Collect sample into a clearly labelled sterile universal container.
  • Indicate on the accompanying request form if detection of pneumocystis is required.

Please note:

  • For suspected TB send specimen to Microbiology.