The effects of cytocentrifugation on differential cell counts in samples obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage.


Quantification of the differential cell count and total number of cells recovered from the lower respiratory tract by bronchoalveolar lavage is a valuable technique for the diagnostic study of interstitial lung diseases. To examine the effect on the cell counts of different methods of processing the lavage fluid, two comparisons were performed. First, two… (More)