CHOLINESTERASE, RBC/HGB RATIO

Mnemonic

RCHOL

Includes

RBC Cholinesterase

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one 5.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Do not centrifuge or separate the sample. DO NOT FREEZE. Do not place whole blood directly on cool packs when shipping.

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Frozen, clotted or hemolyzed samples, specimens collected in green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tubes

Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

1-4 days

Method

Enzymatic

Referral Lab

ARUP (0020174)

Reference Values

Reference Values

25-52 U/g Hgb

CPT Codes

82482

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:03 AM