Purpose
For purposes of monitoring exposures to organophosphate and carbamate pesticides, testing both RBC and serum/plasma cholinesterase is recommended
Method(s)
Enzymatic Assay (EZA)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
82482
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Cholinesterase Enzymatic Assay (EZA) IU/L 200 Biological Marker (Exposure)

Specimen Type
RBCs
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.4 mL
Special Handling
Collect sample in Lavender top tube (EDTA) or Pink top tube. Promptly centrifuge and separate RBCs into a plastic screw capped vial within two hours of collection using approved guidelines.
Specimen Container
Plastic container (preservative-free)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
None

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 14 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 14 day(s)
1 Cholinesterase Enzymatic Assay (EZA) IU/L 200 Biological Marker (Exposure)

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