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Test ID: Z0741

Beryllium, Blood

  • CPT Code: 83018
  • LOINC: 8159-6
  • Specimen Type: Royal Blue EDTA
  • Frequency: Setup: Daily; Analytic time 3 days
  • Instructions: 2ml whole blood from Royal blue EDTA metal free tube. Refrigerate. Min 0.3mL may elevate reporting limit.
  • Text: Beryllium is a highly toxic metal and if exposed to it, at or above the threshold values, it can lead to a chronic beryllium disease (CBD) (i.e. berylliosis) or an acute beryllium disease. Toxic exposure to beryllium is most often thru an inhalation pathway.
  • Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

 

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