Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.See eligibility criteria
- Subjects will be recruited from patients undergoing flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy for the clinical purpose of evaluating for possible pneumonia with bronchoalveolear lavage (BAL).
- Informed consent will be obtained prior to the procedure.
- Subjects will not be recruited if they are intubated or are located in the intensive care unit.