What is the Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test?
The Cholinesterase test is a blood test that analyzes the levels of 2 substances in the body that are essential in the proper functioning of the nervous system. These substances are acetylcholinesterase and pseudocholinesterase. Nerves need these substances to send signals. Acetylcholinesterase is found in nerve tissue and red blood cells and pseudocholinesterase is found primarily in the liver.
When is the Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test recommended?
It is recommended:
To diagnose poisoning or toxicity from organophosphates, which are usually found in pesticides. In addition, this test could be ordered to diagnose liver disease and before giving anesthesia with succinylcholine.
Toxicity can follow rapid absorption of the compound in the lungs, skin, or gastrointestinal tract. The symptoms of toxicity are varied, ranging from vomiting to paralysis or coma, and depend on the compound, quantity, and the site of exposure.
What does it measure?
The Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test:
Analyzes the total activity of cholinesterase in the patient’s blood. This is useful because if the activity is low, it is suggested an atypical enzyme variant is present and that the patient is at risk of prolonged effects from the muscle relaxants suxamethonium or mivacurium. Also, the low total enzyme activity in the people working with organophosphorus compounds on farms or in the chemical industry may indicate acute exposure.
The Cholinesterase blood test is used to monitor the levels of two important transmitters in the body, viz., acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and pseudocholinesterase (PChE). These transmitters help in the proper functioning of the nervous system. AChE is found in the red blood cells and nerve tissue, while PChE is found in the liver.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 15 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test in Bangalore is Rs.670
How often should I get the Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test?
The Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test?
9572 - 15031 IU/L
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Cholinesterase (Pseudocholinesterase) test in Bangalore?
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