What is the role of RBC AChE testing in the evaluation 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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Answer

RBC AChE represents the AChE found on RBC membranes, similar to that found in neuronal tissue. Therefore, measurement more accurately reflects nervous system OP AChE inhibition.


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