PathWays Case Study: Nov. 1

A 68-year-old woman with a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism underwent right superior parathyroid gland resection. The patient experienced prolonged paralysis and apnea post-surgery. The total serum pseudocholinesterase activity was 2700 U/L (Reference Interval for females>=50 years: 2500-6800U/L), and the dibucaine inhibition was 42%.

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Lin Wang
Predoctoral Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

 

 

 

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Nikola Baumann, Ph.D.
Consultant, Division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services
Mayo Clinic
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

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Kelley Schreiber

Kelley Schreiber is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Medical Laboratories. She is the principle editor and writer of Insights and leads social media and direct marketing strategy. Kelley has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2013. Outside of work, you can find Kelley running, traveling, playing with her new kitten, and exploring new foods.