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Test Name:
Insecticide Exposure Panel


  • TMF No:
    44456
  • Performance Lab Name:
    ARUP Laboratories
  • Test Mnemonic:
    INSECT EXP
  • CPT Code:
    82480; 82482
  • Ref Lab Test No:
    0020175
  • Test Includes:
    Cholinesterase, Plasma
    Cholinesterase, RBC
    Cholinesterase, RBC - ratio to Hb
    Cholinesterase, Plasma (Ellman)
    Cholinesterase, RBC (Ellman)
  • Also Known As:
    Cholinesterase, RBC and Pseudocholinesterase; Pseudocholinesterase and Cholinesterase, RBC
  • Ordering Guidance:
    Preferred test for evaluating acute and chronic exposure to organophosphate pesticides.
  • Spec Collect:
    Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
  • Spec Process:
    DO NOT FREEZE. Do not spin down or separate. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
  • Spec Store Transport:
    Refrigerated. Do not place whole blood directly on cool pack when shipping.
  • Spec Stability:
    Room temperature: 4 hours
    Refrigerated: 1 week
    Frozen: Unacceptable
  • Spec Reject:
    Green top (heparin) tubes. Frozen whole blood. Hemolyzed specimens.
  • Methodology:
    Quantitative Enzymatic
  • Interpretive Data:
    Ellman Std. test results obtained using a conversion factor which standardizes to the acetylthiocholine assay at 25°C.
  • Additional Test Info:
    Lab Tests Online
  • Day Run:
    Mon-Fri
  • Time Reported:
    2-5 days
  • Test Type:
    CHEMISTRY