Table 1

Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) recovery and cell count data from seven healthy individuals

BALF recovery %78 (67–84)
Total cell count# ×10616.1 (10.4–22.3)
Total cell concentration# ×106 L−181.4 (59.3–113.8)
Macrophages# %94.0 (88.4–96.5)
Lymphocytes# %4.6 (3.4–8.6)
Neutrophils# %0.6 (0.4–3.0)
Eosinophils# %0.0 (0.0–0.2)
Basophils# %0.0 (0.0–0.2)
Mast cells n3 (0–9)
HLA‐DR+ %81 (66–88)
CD14+ %41 (20–58)
CD86+ %66 (50–79)
  • Data presented as median (range)

  • HLA‐DR: human leukocyte antigen‐DR

  • #: cell count data from staining with May‐Grünwald Giemsa

  • : number of cells in 10 visual fields, ×16 magnification

  • +: cell count data from flow cytometry analysis (minimum of 104 cells per sample examined)