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CHS, PCHE, AcCHS.
To assess for pseudocholinesterase deficiency to assist in diagnosing a congenital deficiency. Special attention must be given to results for preoperative patients because positive results indicate risk for apnea with use of succinylcholine as an anesthetic drug.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
Method: Spectrophotometry, kinetic.
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Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
Timely notification to the requesting health-care provider (HCP) of any critical findings and related symptoms is a role expectation of the professional nurse. A listing of these findings varies among facilities.