How to Submit Blood Samples for Beryllium Testing
Notification of sample shipment
It is very important for us to receive notifications of sample shipments. Knowing that samples have shipped allows us to properly prepare for testing with staffing, reagents, and consumables. We, along with all other labs, are struggling to get supplies. We need to tightly manage all resources. Also, if we do not receive your package, we can let you know it did not arrive. On the day that the sample is shipped, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (865) 576-3463 or fax (865) 576-3194. Provide us with the number of samples shipped and the package tracking number, if available.
All tubes must be labeled with the Beryllium Lab’s accepted identifiers which must match the request form. The date of draw of the sample must be provided either on the request form or on the tubes. The customer will be contacted for additional information or clarification of information on requisition, if needed. Any special testing such as 4 and 6 day, 2 sera, etc. should be marked on request form.
- Encrypted ID
One UNIQUE identifier applicable to a single patient and known only to requesting facility (SSN is NOT an encrypted ID).
- Patient Name + Second Identifier
Second identifier required if name provided.
Second identifier may be: SSN, DOB, badge/employee number, medical record number.
NOTE: Identifiers and date of draw on sample tubes must match the request form.
How to collect, pack, and send samples to the ORISE Beryllium Testing Laboratory
Learn more about how to collect and ship blood samples to the ORISE Beryllium Testing Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.