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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 2039

Test Synonym

  • Cholinesterase, Plasma

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Plasma


  • Transfer Tube- Plasma, Lavender Top Tube


  • Ambient

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 82480
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 0.5 mL EDTA PLASMA transferred to transport tube within 24 hrs

Additional Information

  • Separate plasma from cells immediately and place in transport tube. Mark transport tube plasma. Use of other anticoagulants other than a Lavender EDTA Tube is NOT recommended. Whole Blood if not separated within 24 hrs can have a 20-25% increase if cells remain in contact with the plasma.

Specimen Stability

  • Plasma AMBIENT: 14 days REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days, Whole Blood must be separated within 24 hrs