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3123: Cholinesterase Serum Print View
Cholinesterase, Serum S  Male: 3342 - 7586
Female: 2673 - 6592 
IU/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 21 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 21 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Approximately 1 in every 2500 individuals has inherited defective or deficiency of the enzyme (pseudocholinesterase) that metabolizes succinylcholine (an anesthetic agent). With normal dosage,individuals have prolonged apnea. Such individuals are responsive at much smaller concentrations of this anesthetic agent than the general population. Low concentrations of pseudocholinesterase are observed in individuals exposed to organophosphorous insecticides and patients with hepatic dysfunction.

Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens to
clean, plastic, screw-capped vial.
Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis is not acceptable.
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
82480

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.






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