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Cholinesterase Genotyping

Alternate Names
Cholinesterase genetic testing
Ordering Information

For the investigation of scoline apnoea.

In patients with low pseudocholinesterase levels (when tested away from anaesthetic administration), testing for cholinesterase gene mutations may be offered.

 

Please note that this is not medicare rebatable and the cost ia around $150.

A financial consent form must be completed and can be found HERE.

 

Please collect EDTA and serum samples.

Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
Blood
Container
EDTA (purple)
Serum tube (gold top)
Collection Instruction
Collect specimens at the same time
Additional Collection Instructions
Keep the sample cool in transit. Do not freeze the sample.
Minimum Adult Volume
5mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
Once a fortnight