Flow cytometric test for beryllium sensitivity.

  title={Flow cytometric test for beryllium sensitivity.},
  author={Tatyana N. Milovanova and Sicco H. Popma and Sindhu Cherian and Jonni S. Moore and Milton D. Rossman},
  journal={Cytometry. Part B, Clinical cytometry},
  volume={60 1},
BACKGROUND Chronic beryllium disease (CBD) is an occupational granulomatous disorder characterized by hypersensitivity to beryllium, mediated by CD4+ T lymphocytes, and predominantly affects the lungs. In this disorder, lymphocyte proliferative responses to beryllium, measured by 3H thymidine incorporation, are used for diagnosis of CBD, for screening… CONTINUE READING