About Cholinesterase (red cell)
What is cholinesterase?
Cholinesterase is an enzyme which breaks down choline esters. There are two types of cholinesterases which can be divided based on the type of choline ester they break down. Acetylcholinesterase (red blood cell cholinesterase) is found in red blood cells (RBCs), the lungs and the grey matter of the brain, whereas pseudocholinesterase, or butrylcholinesterase, is found in the blood plasma (the liquid component of blood), liver, muscle and white matter of the brain. The level of these enzymes and their activity can be affected by exposure to organophosphorus insecticides.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of acetylcholinesterase in the blood and can be used to help detect and monitor exposure to organophosphorus insecticides.
How it works
Order your kit
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Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
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You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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