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Beryllium, Serum or Plasma
0091278
Ordering Recommendation

Confirm an exposure to beryllium but NOT useful indicator for determining time since exposure or the extent of an exposure. Refer to Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation, Blood (2011052) for a more reliable indicator of beryllium sensitization and/or Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD).

Mnemonic
BERYLLIUM
Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-10 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plain red, royal blue (no additive) or royal blue (EDTA). 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube. (ARUP supply #43116) Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  Also acceptable: Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum separator tubes. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 72 Hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
83018
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0091277Beryllium, Serum or Plasma5594-7
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Performed at Medtox