Cholinesterase (ChE) is an enzyme allowing diagnosis of liver diseases, nephrotic syndrome and intestinal diseases.

Reference Ranges

Women3.93 – 10.8 kU/L65.5– 180 µkat/L
Men4.62 – 11.5 kU/L77 – 192 µkat/L
Each laboratory should check if the reference ranges are transferable to its own patient population and determine own reference ranges if necessary. For diagnostic purposes, the results should always be assessed with the patient’s medical history, clinical examinations and other findings.

Increased in

  1. Nephrotic syndrome
  2. Fatty liver
  3. Exsudative enteropathy

Decreased in

  1. Intoxication by pesticides
  2. Liver diseases
  3. Atypical ChE forms


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