2 - 3 days
Cholinesterase, Dibucaine Inhibition
PSEUDOCHOLINE, DIBUCAINE INHIB
PSEUDOCHOL-E, DIBUCAINE INHIBN
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Identifying individuals with the abnormal allele who do not rapidly hydrolize the drug succinylcholine. Some individuals with normal total pseudocholinesterase levels may be sensitive to succinylcholine.
Dibucaine Inhibition: 70 - 90%, Congenital Deficiency: 18 - 20%. Total: Males: 3100 - 6500 U/L; Females: < 18 yrs: Not established; 18-49 yrs: 1800 - 6600 U/L; > or = 50 yrs: 2550 - 6800 U/L.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge WITHIN 2 HOURS, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. For cases of prolonged apnea following surgery, wait 24 hours before obtaining specimen.