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Angiotensin converting enzyme

Alias: ACE

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) is elevated in 50-80% patients with active Sarcoidosis. However, due to the genetic variability of the ACE gene (insertion & deletions) in 20-50% of cases the ACE is within the reference range. ACE is primarily used in the monitoring changes after treatment, rather than diagnosis.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Clear - Plain;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
2 ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
If on an ACE inhibitor, stop the drug 24-36 hours prior to taking the blood sample.
Maximum add on time
3 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Please see the report.
UKAS number
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Last updated: 25-05-2023