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
BERYLLI SP
Methodology

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-8 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Royal Blue (no additive) or Royal Blue (EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

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.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator tubes.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83018

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000968 Beryllium Quantitative, Serum/Plasma 5594-7
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Aliases
  • Be
Beryllium Quantitative, Serum or Plasma

National Medical Services (NMS)