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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cellular Pathology

AlertCoronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice.

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

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.