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Test Code ACHS Acetylcholinesterase, Erythrocytes


Ordering Guidance


For testing succinylcholine sensitivity to anesthesia, order PCHE1 / Pseudocholinesterase, Total, Serum.



Shipping Instructions


Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of collection.



Necessary Information


Date of collection is required.



Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Information: Send whole blood specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.


Useful For

Detecting effects of chronic or remote (months) past exposure to cholinesterase inhibitors (organophosphate insecticide poisoning)

Method Name

Spectrophotometric-Thiocholine Production

Reporting Name

Acetylcholinesterase, RBC

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

2.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated 72 hours

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK

Reference Values

31.2-61.3 U/g of hemoglobin

 

Reference values have not been established for patients younger than 18 years of age.

Day(s) Performed

Wednesday

Report Available

4 to 8 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

82482

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ACHS Acetylcholinesterase, RBC 49230-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
ACHSR Acetylcholinesterase, RBC 49230-6