Mini-Bal Sampling Catheter
The AVANOS Mini-BAL Catheter is proven to enable a more accurate diagnosis. With a soft, directional tip, it allows safe and quick retrieval of lower respiratory tract samples. Lower respiratory tract samples can help avoid the false negatives and false positives seen in an estimated 23% of endotracheal aspirate cultures. These secretions from the distal airway can help identify infectious pathogens of the lung for a microbiologically confirmed diagnosis.