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Point of Care Testing
Pathology Lab Manual
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RBC Acetyl Cholinesterase, Carbamates, Acetylcholinesterase RBC
5.0 mL blood
Volume and Container
5.0 mL green top heparinized blood tube
Storage and Transport
Whole blood stored refrigerated until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
Causes for Rejection
Specimen other than heparinized whole blood, hemolyzed whole blood
Turn Around Time
3-11 business days from time of collection
Monday-Friday from 8 am- 5 pm, except observed holidays
CPT / HCPCS Code
Detecting effects of remote (months) past exposure to organophosphatase inhibitors (insecticide poisoning)
Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
Test performed Tuesday and Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
Whole blood to be washed at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester must arrive there within 72 hours of collection
See reference lab report
Limitations and Contraindications
Make sure the potential offending agent is, indeed, an AChE inhibitor. Pseudocholinesterase activity in serum is the appropriate test for succinylcholine sensitivity to anesthesia
Activities less than normal are suspect for exposure to certain insecticides
CPOE Test Name
Ref Misc Referral Lab Test, type RBC Acetyl in Test Name REF
Created at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
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