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 Recent changes for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Recent changes for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
25th March 2019
Collection & Request Instructions

Transport ON ICE IMMEDIATELY to lab

Collection & Request Instructions

 

 

Preferable to receive a fasting sample.

Transport to laboratory on ice or transport immediately to laboratory and contact the laboratory staff to expect the sample.

 

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Ordering information:

Do not request if patient is on an ACE inhibitor.

CSF ACE has poor sensitivity and specificity hence it will no longer be referred.

Alternate names:
ACE
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
ACE
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Plain Tube with gelPlain Tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport ON ICE IMMEDIATELY to lab

Preferable to receive a fasting sample.

Transport to laboratory on ice or transport immediately to laboratory and contact the laboratory staff to expect the sample.

 

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Notes:

Patients on ACE inhibitor drugs will have reduced values.

 

Serum ACE levels are a nonspecific indicator of granulomatous disease.  The ACE level can be normal in up to about 50% of patients with sarcoidosis.

 

 

 

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
3-4 days
Reference Interval:

<20 Yrs        29-112 U/L

>20Yrs         20-70 U/L

Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

Spin, separate and freeze serum.

Transport frozen

CSF ACE has poor sensitivity and specificity hence it will no longer be referred

External Laboratory:
Austin Pathology
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