Beryllium Blood 14737

Test Code
BERYL

Alias/See Also
BERYL

CPT Codes
83018

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum collected in a no additive (royal blue-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.4 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in an EDTA, trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube

Instructions
Collect one navy tube and send plasma in metal-free tube

Transport Container
NAVY

Transport Temperature
R

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 14 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Polymer gel separation tube (SST® or PST)

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Thurs a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
<0.5 mcg/L

Clinical Significance
Exposure monitoring

Performing Laboratory
National Medical Services
3701 Welsh Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.