Benzene Exposure Blood Test
The Benzene Exposure Blood Test helps indicate benzene exposure.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Benzene Exposure Blood Test, which helps indicate benzene exposure. Benzene is a colorless liquid chemical derived from petroleum that has a sweet aroma. Benzene poisoning can result from ingestion, inhalation, or skin contact with benzene. It belongs to a group of substances called hydrocarbons. Exposure to hydrocarbons is a frequent issue for people. People working in factories, refineries, and other industrial settings may come in contact with benzene. Benzene can be found in:
- Additives to gasoline and diesel fuel
- Many industrial solvents
- Various paint, lacquer, and varnish removers
It is possible for other products also to have benzene as an ingredient.
When should I order a Benzene Exposure Blood Test?
Individuals may order this test if they have experienced symptoms related to benzene exposure. Common signs or symptoms of benzene exposure include:
- Blurred vision
- Burning sensation in the nose and throat
- Irregular heartbeat
- Rapid heartbeat
- Shock and collapse
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- Tightness in the chest
- Euphoria (feeling of being drunk)
- Pale skin
- Tiny red dots on the skin
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
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