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Red Blood Cell Cholinesterase

Red Blood Cell Cholinesterase is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE), erythrocyte cholinesterase, true cholinesterase.

Rationale
To assess for pesticide toxicity and screen for cholinesterase deficiency, which may contribute to unrecoverable apnea after surgical induction with succinylcholine.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Enzymatic.

TestConventional Units
RBC cholinesterase9,500–15,000 units/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Red Blood Cell Cholinesterase." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425379/all/Red_Blood_Cell_Cholinesterase.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Red Blood Cell Cholinesterase. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425379/all/Red_Blood_Cell_Cholinesterase. Accessed July 23, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Red Blood Cell Cholinesterase. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425379/all/Red_Blood_Cell_Cholinesterase
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Red Blood Cell Cholinesterase [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425379/all/Red_Blood_Cell_Cholinesterase.
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