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).
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Royal Blue (no additive) or Royal Blue (EDTA).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an Acid Washed Transport Vial (ARUP supply #54350) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.4 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.
Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3000968||Beryllium Quantitative, Serum/Plasma||5594-7|
National Medical Services (NMS)