Beryllium-Stimulated [or Beryllium-Specific Peripheral Blood?] Lymphocyte Proliferation Test (BeLPT)

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This is an in vitro assay in which beryllium-stimulated cell proliferation is measured by tritiated thymidine incorporation. The test is performed on peripheral blood mononuclear cells to support a diagnosis of beryllium sensitization and on bronchoalveolar lavage cells to confirm chronic beryllium disease.

 Chronic Beryllium Disease

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