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Cholinesterase / Pseudocholinesterase

Cholinesterase / Pseudocholinesterase

Cholinesterase, also known as pseudocholinesterase, is an enzyme primarily found in the liver that helps break down certain types of drugs and poisons. The Cholinesterase / Pseudocholinesterase test measures the level of this enzyme in the blood. It can help doctors diagnose and monitor conditions that affect liver function or assess the body's response to certain drugs or poisons.


  • Test NameCholinesterase / Pseudocholinesterase
  • Sample TypeBlood
  • Preparations RequiredNo special preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time6 hours

Is the Cholinesterase / Pseudocholinesterase test?

This test measures the amount of cholinesterase, also known as pseudocholinesterase, in your blood.

Why is this test done?

The test is done to diagnose and monitor conditions that affect liver function, or to assess the body's response to certain drugs or poisons.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This test is performed using a blood sample, which is drawn from a vein in your arm.

Your doctor may recommend this test if you are exposed to certain poisons, or if you have a liver condition that could affect your cholinesterase levels. It can also be used to monitor your response to certain drugs.

If your cholinesterase levels are lower than normal, it could indicate a liver condition or exposure to certain poisons. High levels may be caused by kidney disease or certain types of cancer.

The risks associated with this test are minimal and primarily related to the blood draw.

No special preparation is needed for this test.

Yes, factors such as diet, medication, and overall health can affect your cholinesterase levels.

If your test result is abnormal, you should consult your primary care doctor, who may refer you to a specialist depending on the results.

Treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal levels and may involve addressing underlying health conditions or adjusting your medication.

No, fasting is not usually required for this test.

Normal values may vary depending on the laboratory. Your doctor will interpret your results in the context of your overall health and medical history.

The frequency of testing will depend on your individual health status and the reason for the test.

No specific precautions are necessary after the test. However, it's important to continue following your doctor's advice and to monitor your health closely.

Other tests that might be performed include liver function tests, a complete blood count, or tests for specific drugs or poisons.

Yes, pregnant women can take this test if it's necessary. However, pregnancy can affect test results, so it's important to discuss this with your doctor.

An abnormal result could indicate a problem with liver function or exposure to certain drugs or poisons. It's important to discuss the results with your doctor.

Treatment for abnormal test results depends on the underlying cause and may involve managing a health condition or adjusting medication.

This test is a reliable way to measure cholinesterase levels in the blood. However, your doctor will also consider other factors when interpreting your results.

Some medications can affect the results of this test. Inform your doctor about any medications you are taking before the test.

The levels of cholinesterase or pseudocholinesterase in your blood can be vital in diagnosing or monitoring certain conditions, such as liver diseases or exposure to certain poisons. It's essential to follow your doctor's advice regarding this test and to promptly address any health concerns. Regular monitoring and check-ups can help maintain optimal health and well-being.

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