Why Get Tested
The Pseudocholinesterase test is performed when a blood relative has been previously diagnosed with pseudocholinesterase deficiency identified by a long period of apnea when a succinylcholine based anesthetic is used during surgery. It is also performed if symptoms of organic pesticide poisoning appear, and in case of liver disorder symptoms.
No special preparation required
Results are expressed in Units/Litre (U/L). The normal ranges for Pseudocholinesterase in the body are:
• Males: 3,100-6,500 U/L
18-49 years: 1,800-6,600 U/L
More than 50 years: 2,550-6,800 U/L