Cholinesterase Studies

Container: EDTA Whole Blood (lavender top)

Sample type: EDTA (whole blood)

Test name: Cholinesterase Studies a.k.a. Butyrylcholinesterase, Pseudocholinesterase, Dibucane number

Condition / Indication: Suxamethonium (scoline) apnoea

Special precautions & notes: Cholinesterase Activity and Phenotyping. If requested, genotyping can be performed on the same sample. Samples will be kept for 3 months.

Reference range: >5300 U/L.

Container: EDTA Whole Blood (lavender top)

Alternative container: Serum (Gold top) acceptable for activity and phenotype

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Cholinesterase Unit

Turnaround time: 3 - 4 weeks