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Acetylcholinesterase, Erythrocytes

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Test Description
Acetylcholinesterase, Erythrocytes
Synonym(s)

Carbamates; Cholinesterase; Insecticide Poisoning; Organo-Phosphate Poisoning; RBC Acetyl Cholinesterase

Test ID
ACHS
General Information

Useful for detecting effects of chronic or remote (months) past exposure to cholinesterase inhibitors (organophosphate insecticide poisoning)

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Requirements

Lavender top (EDTA)

Required Information

Date of collection is required.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

  • > 72 hours old

  • Gross hemolysis

Limitations

Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of collection

Methodology

Spectrophotometric-Thiocholine Production

Estimated TAT

4-6 days

Testing Schedule

Fridays

Test Includes

Acetylcholinesterase, RBC

Retention

7 days

CPT Code(s)

82482

Additional Information
Minimum Sample Volume

2.5 mL

Reference Range

31.2-61.3 U/g of hemoglobin


 

Performing Lab

Mayo

LOINC Code(s)

49230-6