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)
82480
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
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.4 mL
Special Handling
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
Specimen Container
Lavender top tube (EDTA)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 day(s)
Refrigerated: 7 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s)
1 Cholinesterase Enzymatic Assay (EZA) IU/L 200 Biological Marker (Exposure)

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