Cholinesterase, Plasma

Diagnostic Use

Measurement of plasma cholinesterase is used to monitor excessive exposure to the anticholinesterase organophosphate insecticides, predict susceptibility to prolonged apnoea after administration of the muscle relaxant succinylcholine, investigate the inheritance of variants of the enzyme and assess liver function.
The symptoms of organophosphate poisoning are nausea, giddiness, blurred vision, vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive salivation, impaired night vision, and sometimes loss of consciousness.

Department

Lipids/Trace Metals

Delphic Registration Code

CHE

Synonyms

Pseudocholinesterase

Turnaround Time

2 weeks

Test Code

3451