Lab Test

Dibucaine Number

Pseudocholinesterase, Dibucaine Inhibition, Cholinesterase, Serum/Dibucaine

Test Codes

ARUP #20159, Antrim #83092, EPIC: LAB6005, SOFT: XDUBC

Instructions

  • Specimen must be drawn prior to surgery or at least two days following surgery. Do not draw in the recovery room.
  • Specimens should be collected 48 hours after the administration of succinylcholine.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube, Dark Green-top Lithium or Sodium Heparin tube, or Lavender-top EDTA tube.

Send specimen for processing immediately after collection.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) within 4 hours of collection.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.25 mL)

Rejection Criteria

Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

In-Lab Processing

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) within 4 hours of collection.

Transport: 1.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.25 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 4 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 3 months

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Monday – Friday.
Results available in 2-6 days.

Reference Range

Pseudocholinesterase: 2,900-7,100 U/L.

Test Methodology

Quantitative Enzymatic.

Interpretation

By report.

CPT Codes

82638 (Dibucaine Number), 82480 (Total).
LOINC:  39354-6

Contacts

Last Updated

7/19/2021

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