Cholinesterase


Test Information

Test Name

Cholinesterase

Synonyms

Pseudocholinesterase; Suxamethonium (Scoline) Sensitivity; carbamate exposure; herbicide screen; Acute organic phosphate exposure

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 weeks


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes


Processing Information

Registration Code

CHON

Notes

  • Appropriate test for Acute organophosphate or carbamate poisoning
  • Request Red cell cholinesterase for chronic exposure/poisoning

Alternative Specimen

Heparin; Plain tube


Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

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