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3123PL: Cholinesterase Plasma Print View
Cholinesterase Plasma KS  Male: 3334 - 7031
Female: 2504 - 6297 
IU/L 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 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, these 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.

Instructions: Draw a lavender-top (EDTA) tube of whole blood. Spin
tube to separate plasma. Pour plasma into plastic aliquot tube and
refrigerate until shipping. Ship plasma sample refrigerated. Do not
send packed cells. Do not send one tube of whole blood. Plasma
cholinesterase results are not accurate if plasma sample is not
separated from RBC's in a timely manner (within 1 hr). Hemolyzed
plasma samples are not acceptable. Hemolysis can lead to apparent
increases in plasma cholinesterase activity, and could mask an
enzyme deficiency. Centrifuge and transfer plasma specimens to clean,
plastic, screw-capped vial(s).

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

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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