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What does BAL stand for?

BAL stands for Bronchoalveolar Lavage (medical)

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To determine whether picobirnaviruses could also be present in the human respiratory tract, we performed a diagnostic genogroup I picobirnavirus PCR, with degenerated primers, that targeted the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase coding region (1,4,8) on 309 bronchoalveolar lavage specimens collected from 309 patients with respiratory disease of unknown origin in the Netherlands during 2003-2006.
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)--the fluid that isn't a fluid Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is usually performed on hospitalized patients who have non-resolving pneumonia in an attempt to identify organisms that are not responding to antibiotic treatment or to detect malignancy.
The patient was ultimately diagnosed with Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia (PJP) by lung biopsy after negative bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL).