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Cholinesterase Genotyping

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)


  • EDTA (purple top)

Dedicated sample required


Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks


Assessment of response to suxamethonium (scoline) and mivacurium muscle relaxants

Request cholinesterase activity/phenotyping in the first instance, then confirm with genotyping.

Other Comments:

Analysed at  Department of Clinical Biochemistry Cholinesterase Investigation Unit, Pathology Sciences Laboratory (Blood Sciences and Bristol Genetics), Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol,  BS10 5NB


Interpretive comment provided by referral laboratory. North Bristol NHS Trust

For more information, please see the following: Cholinesterase - Lab Tests Online