BeLP and Other Tests to Detect Chronic Beryllium Disease

How do you know you have chronic beryllium disease (CBD) or berylliosis? BeLP blood test Detection and diagnosis of beryllium disease should initially involve a reliable blood testing method called the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation (BeLP) test . This blood test can effectively identify beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium disease at an earlier stage, making it … Read more

Diagnosis of Beryllium Disease

Your doctor starts with your medical history, occupational background, and medical examinations when making diagnosis of beryllium disease specifically chronic beryllium disease or CBD. CBD is an occupational lung disease caused by extended exposure to beryllium. Oftentimes without any specific occupational history and testing, CBD may be misdiagnosed as sarcoidosis which is identical to the … Read more