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