Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

RBC CHOLINESTERASE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
CHLRBC      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82482.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 33440

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood AND plasma. See "Specimen Required" for details.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL EDTA whole blood (minimum 4 mL) AND 1 aliquot of EDTA plasma from its own EDTA lavender tube (1 mL; minimum 4 mL). Plasma must not be aliquoted from the whole blood tube that is sent to the lab.
Special notes:
Collect two (2) separate EDTA tubes. See Specimen Processing Instructions.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Two separate tubes are required for this test. The plasma must be aliquoted from its own EDTA tube. The second lavender EDTA tube is sent as whole blood and must remain unopened and unspun. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimens.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
9,572 - 15,031 iU/L.
CPT code(s):
82482
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
RBC cholinesterase.
Methodology:
Enzymatic
Synonyms:
Cholinesterase, RBC
Acetylcholinesterase
Erythrocyte cholinesterase
Quest test code 4091

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday morning    
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