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As an Occupational Medicine Provider, What Are the Basics That I Need to Know About the Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Test?

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: September 2019 - Volume 61 - Issue 9 - p e396–e398
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001668

Conflicts of interest: RAM—None declared.

DLC does not receive any direct financial reimbursement. She is the director of the ORISE beryllium lab, which receives funds on a per-test basis from customers. She also reviews and interprets LPTs as an employee of ORAU.

SEH receives funding to her employer by the Building Trades Medical Screening Program to provide medical surveillance supervision for evaluation of former construction workers employed at Department of Energy sites who undergo testing for beryllium sensitization.

LAM does not receive any direct financial reimbursement, but does see beryllium patients in the clinic and interpret LPTs as an employee of National Jewish Health.

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