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Acetylcholinesterase - Blood

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic ACETYL
Specimen Requirements

This is a user pay test not covered by Alberta Health & Wellness. The patient’s employer must have arrangements in place to be invoiced by CLS for the testing, or the patient must pay $60.00 at time of collection. Employers who need to make billing arrangements should be referred to Finance (Accounts Receivable) at CLS 403-770-3239.

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Whole blood

Specimen Handling

Collection sites:
DO NOT centrifuge; transport on ice to DSC. Ensure sample DOES NOT come in direct contact with ice pack. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Refrigerate sample.

DSC Referrals:
Ensure sample DOES NOT come in direct contact with gel pack.

NOTE: The sample is only stable for 7 days.

Additional Information Testing is performed for pesticide exposure
Testing Location DynaLIFE
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) ACHE, Pesticide Exposure Testing
Reference Interval