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In 25 years managing the lab, ORAU staff have performed more than 80,000 BeLPTs, and we have corporately invested nearly a quarter of a million dollars in laboratory equipment upgrades.

Beginning with providing the first beryllium lymphocyte proliferation tests, or BeLPT, in 1993 as part of the Y-12 Beryllium Workers Research Study, ORAU has managed the ORISE Beryllium Testing Laboratory for DOE and has expanded to test workers from DOE facilities across the complex. The BeLPT helps determine if a person has developed a sensitization to beryllium, which could evolve into chronic beryllium disease.

ORAU health professionals at the ORISE Beryllium Testing Laboratory—one of only three facilities of its kind in the U.S.—have provided quality testing procedures for more than 25 years and helped the lab become certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Act, or CLIA guidelines, and accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

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To learn more about beryllium exposure testing or if you need help adhering to the new OSHA regulation for beryllium, contact Barbara Neill at 865.241.6152 or