|Test||PSEUDOCHOLINESTERASE, DIBUCAINE INHIBITION, SERUM|
|Description||Includes pseudocholinesterase, total.
Useful for identifying patients who are homozygous for the atypical gene and have low levels of pseudocholinesterase (PCHE) which are not inhibited by dibucaine, or for identifying patients who are heterozygous for the atypical gene, have lower than normal levels of PCHE, and varying levels of inhibition with dibucaine.
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum: 0.3 mL) of serum refrigerated.
|Reference Values||DIBUCAINE INHIBITION
70 - 90%
Congenital deficiency: 18 - 20%
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|
82480 PCHE, total
82638 PCHE, dibucaine inhibition