What is the role of Test-mate ChE field test in the diagnosis of organophosphate (OP) toxicity?

Updated: Sep 22, 2018
  • Author: Kenneth D Katz, MD, FAAEM, ABMT; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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The portable Test-mate ChE field test measures RBC AChE and PChE within 4 minutes. A study of patients with acute organophosphorus poisoning compared Test-mate ChE results with those of a reference laboratory test and found good agreement between the two. Results show the Test-mate ChE field kit is a reliable test that provides rapid measurement of RBC AChE in acute organophosphorus poisoning. [13]


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