Ordering Recommendation

Recommended test for identifying beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium disease (CBD). Use in asymptomatic individuals with chronic exposure to beryllium or in symptomatic individuals with a history of beryllium exposure.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Green (sodium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Specimen must be received at performing laboratory with 24 hours of collection. Do not send to ARUP Laboratories. For direct submission instructions, please contact ARUP Referral Testing at (800) 242-2787, ext. 5145. Gently invert several times to mix and prevent clotting. Do not centrifuge. Transport 40 mL whole blood in the original collection tube(s). (Min: 30 mL) 
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Send Monday- Thursday only. Specimen must be sent directly to performing laboratory. Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Centrifuged specimens.


Ambient: 30 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable


Cell Culture




14-17 days

Reference Interval

By Report

Interpretive Data

Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory


Hotline History


CPT Codes

86353; 80503


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2011053 Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation
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  • BeLPT
  • Beryllium Lymphocyte Stimulation, Blood
  • LPT
  • Metals
Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation, Blood

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