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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Cholinesterase (serum)
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5 mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Sent to reference lab.
Reference Ranges
2.3 - 9.0 kiu/L
Clinical notes
Used to investigate patients following prolonged apnoea after anaesthesia. Samples are referred to the Cholinesterase Reference Unit at St James Hospital, Leeds. For exposure to organophosphorus pesticides, Red Cell Cholinesterase is preferred.
Turn around time
30 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017