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Red Blood Cell Cholinesterase

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Acetylcholinesterase (AChE), erythrocyte cholinesterase, true cholinesterase.

Common Use:
To assess for pesticide toxicity and screen for cholinesterase deficiency, which may contribute to unrecoverable apnea after surgical induction with succinylcholine.

Whole blood collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Enzymatic)

TestConventional Units
RBC cholinesterase9,500–15,000 units/L

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