Exposure to beryllium can be harmful and can cause health effects such as beryllium sensitization (BeS) and chronic beryllium disease (CBD).
The beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) is the gold standard screening tool for workers who are exposed to beryllium. This simple blood test identifies beryllium sensitization and is recommended for workers with exposure to any form of beryllium dust or fumes – including pure beryllium metal, copper-beryllium alloys, aluminum-beryllium alloys, nickel-beryllium alloys, recycled scrap containing beryllium, ceramics and composite materials.
BeLPT Required by OSHA
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard requires workers receive beryllium lymphocyte proliferation testing as part of their medical surveillance exams.
Call 800.550.6227 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule the test. The cost of a single BeLPT is $299.90. CPT Code 86353 x8. Volume discounts are available.
BeLPT Collection & Shipping
To ensure proper blood collection and shipping, please follow the instructions carefully. Specimens may be rejected if they do not meet all of the criteria.
Collection and Shipping Instructions