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Cholinesterase
(Red Cell)

£79

A blood test to establish the presence of organ phosphate or carbamate toxicity, and to detect unusual forms of the cholinesterase enzyme.

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Cholinesterase (Red Cell)

About this test

Cholinesterase is an enzyme that is created to break down acetylcholine, a special chemical in the nerves affected by, amongst other things, insecticide poisoning.

This blood test looks for decreased levels of the erythrocyte cholinesterase enzyme, which means toxicity, whether acute or chronic. Serum or plasma pseudocholinesterase is a better measure of acute toxicity, while erythrocyte levels are better for chronic exposure. (Serum level returns to normal prior to normalising of red cell level).

Who is this test for?

This test is designed for people wanting to diagnose any potential poisoning from organ phosphate or carbamate insecticides.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

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Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Cholinesterase (Red Cell) blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Cholinesterase (Red Cell) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Cholinesterase (Red Cell) test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with mymedichecks.com

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Cholinesterase (Red Cell) test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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