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Test ID: PCHE1    
Pseudocholinesterase, Total, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Monitoring exposure to organophosphorus insecticides

 

Monitoring patients with liver disease, particularly those undergoing liver transplantation

 

Identifying patients who are homozygous or heterozygous for an atypical gene and have low levels of pseudocholinesterase

 

This tests is not useful for the differential diagnosis of jaundice.

Highlights

Pseudocholinesterase (PCHE) testing has two main uses:

-Monitoring for toxic exposure in people who work with organophosphate compounds by establishing a baseline PCHE activity level. Then routine testing is used to monitor for a significant reduction in PCHE activity.

-Preoperative screening for patients with a history or family history of prolonged paralysis and apnea after the use of the muscle relaxant, succinylcholine, for anesthesia

 

This test can also diagnose acute organophosphate pesticide exposure.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Colorimetric Assay

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Pseudocholinesterase, Total, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Butyrylcholinesterase
Cholinesterase (Pseudo), Total
Serum Cholinesterase (Pseudochol)