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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Pseudocholinesterase, Suxamethonium sensitivity)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Tube type: SST

Special instructions
NB: For exposure to organophosphates, red cell cholinesterase is the appropriate test.
Sent away to Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Reference range


Linked to
Cholinesterase Genotype

Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Investigation of suspected suxamethonium sensitivity. Follow up genetics testing may be required after this initial activity (see cholinesterase genotype)


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