Cholinesterase (includes phenotyping)
3.0 - 9.0
Warning cards will be issued to all patients regarded as being 'at risk',whether by virtue of an episode of suspected apnoea or by the possession of a genetic variant. Please contact the laboratory for more information.
The collection of samples for the investigation of suxamethonium apnoea should be delayed until the post-operative period since anaesthetics may produce anomalous results.
Monitoring of workers exposed to organo-phosphorus pesticides should be in accordance with HSE Guidance note MS 17.
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Last updated: 02/09/2016