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A low level of cholinesterase in the blood may be due to three main reasons:
A low cholinesterase blood level means:
The meaning of a low value of cholinesterase in the blood depends on reason to perform the test:
Some particular health situation or drugs may reduce your cholinesterase level in the blood:
The following diseases can explain a cholinesterase level in the blood lower than normal:
If cholinesterase levels are low, it is necessary to study the possible causes to reverse them. If it is due to pesticide poisoning, future exposure to these substances should be avoided.
There are also many drugs tan can interfere with the cholinesterase level in the blood. Please, ask your doctor if the medication you are taking may interfere with cholinesterase level in the blood.
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The following values are considered to be above the normal range:
IMPORTANT: These levels are expressed in U/ml. They are an example of a healthy man of about 45 years old with no known disease and not taking any medication. The ranges can be different depending on the laboratory or on your personal circumstances.
|Moderate cholinesterase decrease|
|7.9 U/ml||7.8 U/ml||7.7 U/ml||7.6 U/ml||7.5 U/ml||7.4 U/ml||7.3 U/ml||7.2 U/ml|
|7.1 U/ml||7 U/ml||6.9 U/ml||6.8 U/ml||6.7 U/ml||6.6 U/ml||6.5 U/ml||6.4 U/ml|
|6.3 U/ml||6.2 U/ml||6.1 U/ml||6 U/ml||5.9 U/ml||5.8 U/ml||5.7 U/ml||5.6 U/ml|
|5.5 U/ml||5.4 U/ml||5.3 U/ml||5.2 U/ml||5.1 U/ml||5 U/ml||4.9 U/ml||4.8 U/ml|
|4.7 U/ml||4.6 U/ml||4.5 U/ml||4.4 U/ml||4.3 U/ml||4.2 U/ml||4.1 U/ml||4 U/ml|
|3.9 U/ml||3.8 U/ml||3.7 U/ml||3.6 U/ml||3.5 U/ml||3.4 U/ml||3.3 U/ml||3.2 U/ml|
|3.1 U/ml||3 U/ml||2.9 U/ml||2.8 U/ml||2.7 U/ml||2.6 U/ml||2.5 U/ml||2.4 U/ml|
|2.3 U/ml||2.2 U/ml||2.1 U/ml||2 U/ml||1.9 U/ml||1.8 U/ml||1.7 U/ml||1.6 U/ml|
|1.5 U/ml||1.4 U/ml||1.3 U/ml||1.2 U/ml||1.1 U/ml||1 U/ml||0.9 U/ml||0.8 U/ml|
|0.7 U/ml||0.6 U/ml||0.5 U/ml||0.4 U/ml||0.3 U/ml||0.2 U/ml||0.1 U/ml||0 U/ml|